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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
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Anti-Staphylococcus aureus efficacy of six natural honey samples originated from Syria
Al Dwiri Mais
Wissam Zam1*, Rim Harfouch2, Al Dwiri Mais2, Khwanda Rand2
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.
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.
Honey, Staphylococcus aureus, MIC.
Wissam Zam, Rim Harfouch, Al Dwiri Mais, Khwanda Rand. Anti-Staphylococcus aureus efficacy of six natural honey samples originated from Syria. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2018; 10(1): 23-26.
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