Sunday, January 31, 2016

Antimicrobial Effect of Manuka Honey Enhanced by Light Exposure

Preliminary evaluation of photodynamic activity of manuka honey

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2016 Jan 25


•The phototoxic effect of manuka honey on Pseudomonas aeruginosa was screened.
•In vitro results suggest that antimicrobial effect of manuka honey can be enhanced by light exposure.
•A light dependent reduction of bacteria population was observed.
•A combination of honey and PDT may be an effective treatment for wound infections.

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