Too much sugar is harmful for the waistline. But did you know it could help heal wounds faster than antibiotics? A new research has found that granulated sugar poured directly into bed sores leg ulcers and even amputation promotes healing when antibiotics and other treatments have failed. The sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process which is prescribed in African folk medicine said Moses Murandu senior lecturer in adult nursing at Wolverhampton University. He grew up in Zimbabwe where his father used sugar to heal wounds and reduce pain when he was a child.