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Gula Ternyata Bisa Jadi Obat Alami Untuk

Sembuhkan Luka!
Rabu, 16 Oktober 2013 19:40 by mayaindrn | 2902 hits
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Terkena benda tajam atau luka menganga pada bagiam tubuh biasanya diobati dengan
berbagai salep luka agar cepat tertutup dan mengering. Luka yang belum kering ini harus
segera diobati agar terhindar dari bakteri yang dapat menyebabkan infeksi. Selain
menggunakan salep atau berbagai obat luka lainnya ternyata ada cara alami untuk
menyembuhkan luka.
Seperti dilansir dari Our Vanity, gula ternyata tak hanya dimanfaatkan sebagai bahan bahan
pemanis makanan atau minuman. Bahan satu ini juga bisa menjadi bahan alami untuk
menyembuhkan luka. Hal ini dibuktikan oleh seorang dokter bernama Moses Murandu yang
melakukan penelitian selama enam bulan terhadap 21 pasien diSelly Oak Hospital,
Birmingham.
Ia mengobati luka para pasien dengan menggunakan gula, caranya dengan menaruh gula
diatas luka yang belum kering tersebut. Dalam hasil penelitian tersebut terbukti bahwa
menuangka bakteri pada luka dapat membunuh bakteri dan mencegah pertumbuhan
bakteri didalamnya. Sehingga meletakkan gula diatas luka membuatnya cepat kering.
Moses mengatakan hal ini terjadi karena bakteri hidup dari air lengket pada luka. Sementara
gula bekerja menyerap air dari luka maupun borok. Sehingga bakteri tidak dapat
berkembang, dan menyebabkan luka cepat mengering. Berbeda dengan garam, gula tidak
memberikan rasa perih pada luka. Sehingga cara ini mudah diterapkan.
Dosen dari fakultas kedokteran, University of Wolverhampton ini juga menambahkan bahwa
cara ini juga di terapkan oleh ayahnya saat yang tinggal di daerah Afrika dengan menaruh
irisan tebu pada luka.
Nah, Dreamers itulah salah satu cara alami untuk menyembuhkan luka yang belum kering
yang bisa kamu terapkan dirumah. (mya)






Jakarta, Konsumsi gula secara berlebihan diketahui bisa berbahaya bagi kesehatan. Tapi ternyata
jika butiran gula tersebut diletakkan pada luka bisa membantu percepat proses penyembuhan.

Sebuah studi terbaru menemukan menaburkan butiran-butiran gula pada luka bisa membantu proses
penyembuhan lebih cepat dibanding dengan penggunaan antibiotik. Hasil ini menunjukkan
pengobatan orang Afrika zaman dulu ini memang benar adanya.

Studi ini dipimpin oleh Moses Murandu, dosen senior di Wolverhampton University. Murandu sendiri
tumbuh di Zimbabwe, dan ketika ia kecil ayahnya menggunakan gula untuk menyembuhkan luka dan
mengurangi rasa sakit.

Ketika Murandu pindah ke Inggris, ia menyadari ada sesuatu yang bisa ditawarkan dari pengobatan
tradisional yang dijalaninya saat kecil, karena itu ia pun mulai mencari tahu kebenarannya.

Berdasarkan studinya diketahui gula bisa menarik air dari luka tersebut, padahal bakteri
membutuhkan air untuk bisa bertahan hidup. Kondisi ini yang menjadi alasan mengapa gula dapat
menyembuhkan luka lebih cepat, seperti dikutip dari MedIndia, Senin (18/2/2013).

Salah satu pasien yang menerima pengobatan ini dan menjadi bagian dari penelitian adalah Alan
Bayliss dari Birmingham. Bayliss dirawat di Moseley Hall Hospital untuk menjalani rehabilitasi setelah
amputasi.

Bayliss menjalani amputasi untuk kaki kanannya hingga bagian lutut akibat adanya luka, operasi
dilakukan di Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham pada bulan Januari 2013, dan sebagai bagian
dari operasi pembuluh vena dipindahkan dari kaki kirinya.

Untuk rehabilitasi pasca operasi, Bayliss dipindahkan ke Moseley Hall Hospital yang mana
menggunakan perawatan standar seperti biasanya. Tetapi luka di kaki kirinya tidak sembuh secara
efektif.

Perawat akhirnya menghubungi Murandu, kemudian Bayliss diberikan perawatan dengan gula dan
dalam waktu 2 minggu ukuran lukanya sudah berkurang secara drastis. Sejauh ini sudah ada 35
pasien yang menerima pengobatan tersebut, kondisinya membaik dan tidak ada efek samping yang
dilaporkan.
*sumber detikhealth.com












Moses Murandu
Senior Lecturer
Current Main Teaching Areas:
Research pre & post registered courses
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology
Principles of Nursing Care and Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing
Holistic & Self Awareness
Pharmacology in Nursing
CRP
Interests/Achievements:
Gained ethical approval for exploring granulated sugar on wounds
Gained medical support to carry out an RCT using granulated sugar on patients with exudating
wounds
Progressed successfully into second year PhD programme 2008
Won a 25 000. 00 research grant from URGO Company
Appeared in the BBC Midlands Today talking about initial successes of using sugar on wounds
Successfully transferred from MPhil to PhD
Completed Pilot study- use of granulated sugar on exudating wounds
Presented Papers/Posters at National and International Conferences
Negotiated successfully collaboration of research site with Walsall Hospital NHS Trust
Website creation dedicated to sugar research 2010: www.wlv.ac.uk/sugarresearch
Email: mosesmurandu@wlv.ac.uk
Contact: 01902 518920
University of wolverhamton





Pioneering research into healing power of
sugar
A pioneering University of Wolverhampton lecturer has
won a 25,000 grant to research the healing effect of sugar on cuts and wounds.
Watch the BBC Midlands Today video feature (Windows Media Player video, opens in a new window)
Senior Lecturer Moses Murandu grew up in Zimbabwe and his father used granulated sugar to heal
wounds and reduce pain when he was a child. But when he moved to the UK, he realised that sugar
was not used for this purpose here.
Moses, 43, carried out research into the effect of sugar on patients wounds on the vascular ward at
Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, funding the study himself for six months.
He has now been awarded the prestigious Fondation Le Lous Scientific Research Innovation Award
and 25,000 to enable him to continue his innovative work.
Sugar can be used on wounds such as bed sores, leg ulcers and even amputations. It works because
bacteria needs water to grow, so applying sugar to a wound draws the water away and starves the
bacteria of water. This prevents the bacteria from multiplying and they die. Moses found that a 25%
sugar concentration ensures the microorganisms cannot survive.
Mr Murandu, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the School of Health and Well Being, said: Using
granulated sugar in wounds has never been done in the UK before, although sugar paste has been
used. When I was a child, my father used sugar or salt and I grew up without realising that something
that works is not widely used.
While salt is painful, sugar is not and reduces the pain drastically. The patients we have tested it on
in the pilot study have said that they never knew such a simple method could make such a difference
to their quality of life.
"I was happy for the patients who suffer from terrible and debilitating wounds with little hope of getting
better, as this treatment can ease their pain.
Jacqui Fletcher, Herve Le Lous Board Member, said: Moses was awarded the prize not just because
the quality of his proposal was excellent, but also because he challenged current thinking. In the UK
we have a habit of saying 'Ah yes we know in countries that can't afford proper dressings they use
other things, but when you are here you have the freedom and luxury of choosing a whole range of
alternatives', but Moses didn't think that way. He takes the view that he used sugar very effectively,
therefore why wouldn't it work equally well here? He should be commended for his tenacity in taking
this project forward when many others would not even have started.
Moses, from Edgbaston in Birmingham, was supported in his studies by Mr Malcolm Simms,
consultant vascular surgeon at Selly Oak Hospital, who had worked in Uganda and witnessed the use
of sugar there.
Mr Murandu submitted an abstract to the Fondation Le Lous detailing his study and the benefits for
patients. As well as 25,000 over two years to further his research, Moses received a trophy and will
also receive support from board member Carol Dealey, who is a Research Fellow at the University
Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu studied midwifery in South Africa and also studied in
Atlanta, Georgia, before coming to the UK to study a Masters at Birmingham University, supported by
Professor Colette Clifford. As well as lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton, he is currently
studying for a doctorate at Birmingham.