Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Study: Honey More Effective Against Bacteria Than Antibiotics

Antimicrobial Activity and Pollen Composition of Honey Samples Collected from Different Provinces in Turkey
Natural Product Research, 2007 Mar;21(3):187-95

The antibacterial activity of honey samples from different sources were collected and investigated against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 27736, Morganella morganii, Micrococcus luteus NRRL B-4375, Escherichia coli ATCC 35218, and Candida albicans…

The results showed that majority of the honey samples (75%) generally inhibitied the bacteria tested…

The honey proved more effective on bacteria than antibiotics.

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