Antibacterial Potential of Honey From Different Origins: A Comparsion With Manuka Honey

Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences

11 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2018

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Sulaiman Alnaimat

Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

Milton Wainwright

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Khalid Al'Abri

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Date Written: December 28, 2012

Abstract

The antibacterial activity of honey is well documented, this activity is mainly due to its low pH, osmolarity and hydrogen peroxide accumulation. Recently, more attention has been given to the importance of a unique extra antimicrobial activity, termed as a nonperoxide activity. The aim of this work was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of selected honeys from different origins; specifically to evaluate their non-hydrogen peroxide derived activity, against Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus sphaericus, Bacillus subtilis, Serratia marcescens, Escherichia coli and S. epidermidis; manuka honey was used as the control. Antibacterial activity of the honeys was assayed using standard well diffusion methods. noticeable variations in the antibacterial activity of the different honey samples were observed. Most of tested honeys had broad-spectrum antibacterial activity, particularly Greek Pine, Scottish Heather, Chilean Ulmo, New Zealand Beech and Jarrah Honey. Unfortunately, none of the tested honey had a detectable non-peroxide activity.

Keywords: Antibacterial Activity, Manuka Honey, Non-Peroxide Activity, MRSA

Suggested Citation

Alnaimat, Sulaiman and Wainwright, Milton and Al'Abri, Khalid, Antibacterial Potential of Honey From Different Origins: A Comparsion With Manuka Honey (December 28, 2012). Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3256673

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Milton Wainwright

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

United Kingdom

Khalid Al'Abri

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

United Kingdom

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