Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 21, Issue 4, 2019; Page No.(924-930)

ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT GLOBAL HONEY SAMPLES AGAINST STANDARD ORGANISMS

MAHASIN AHMED WADI

Abstract

Bee honey has been used for centuries as wound dressing its effectiveness was attributed to its bactericidal effect. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate in vitro the antibacterial activity of 32 different Global honey samples (crude raw and commercial honey) against 10 standards organisms. Thirty two honey samples (raw and commercial honey) collected from different countries with different floral origin were tested in vitro for antibacterial activity against 10 standard organisms using cup plate diffusion technique. All tested bacterial strains showed marked sensitivity to honey. Honey was proved to be an effective bactericidal agent. Raw and commercial honeys exhibited strong antibacterial activity. Significant antibacterial activity of different floral honeys was proved against wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial standard organisms. The emergence of antibiotics resistance and interest in alternative medicine, encouraged the usage of honey as wound dressing without side effects.

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