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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 26)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00004.3

Anti-Staphylococcus aureus efficacy of six natural honey samples originated from Syria

Zam Wissam1,*, Harfouch Rim2, Mais Al Dwiri2, Rand Khwanda2

1Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic

2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic

*Corresponding Author E-mail: w.zam@au.edu.sy

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Honey possesses many beneficial effects including antimicrobial properties which have drawn considerable interest. Six types of natural honey originating from Syria were randomly selected and tested for their antimicrobial effects against Staphylococcus aureus isolated from wound swabs. All the six types of honey showed antibacterial activity, however, Nagilla sativa honey sample was the most potent with a MIC of 25% (w/v%). Results of this study indicate that the antibacterial activity of locally available honey varies depending on their floral source. Further work is needed to identify factors which determine the antimicrobial efficacy of these different honey types. Their good antibacterial potencycould potentially be explored in vivo for the treatment of wound infections in patients.

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Keywords

Honey, Staphylococcus aureus, MIC.

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