Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 15, Issue 2, 2013; Page No.(451-455)

“HONEY”: ITS IMPORTANCE AS A TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR SKIN WOUND INFECTIONS

MOHD ADNAN , JINAL DESAI , NILOFER SHAIKH AND SHYAMA MEHTA

Abstract

The inhibition of antibiotic resistant bacteria by honey has not been fully explored. The hypothesis is that honey used in wound treatment is derived from diverse ancient civilization, and modification in types of honey can act as a traditional medicine on antibiotic resistant bacteria. This study reviewed the literature with the aim of understanding the effect of various types of honey on diversity of microorganisms which causes skin wound infections and their effectiveness.

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