Friday, March 03, 2006

Propolis Adds to Antimicrobial Effect of Antibiotics

Multifactorial Aspects of Antimicrobial Activity of Propolis
Microbiol Res, 1/18/2006

We investigated the antibacterial activity of sub-inhibitory concentrations of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP), and its effect on the antibacterial activity of some antibiotics. . .Our results indicated that EEP had a significant antimicrobial activity towards all tested clinical strains. Adding EEP to antibacterial tested drugs, it drastically increased the antimicrobial effect of ampicillin, gentamycin and streptomycin, moderately the one of chloramphenicol, ceftriaxon and vancomycin, while there was no effect with erithromycin. . .

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