Thursday, January 03, 2008

Saharan Honey Shows Higher Antibacterial Potency

Sahara Honey Shows Higher Potency Against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Compared to North Algerian Types of Honey
Journal of Medicinal Food, 2007, 10(4): 712-714

Six varieties of honey from different regions in Algeria were used to determine their potency against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Four varieties originated from northern Algeria, and two from the Sahara. Three types of media were used…

The botanic flora of Sahara is known in Algeria for its medicinal uses, and thus the higher potency of the Sahara honey is most probably due to antibacterial substances in its plant derivates. These findings suggest that Sahara honey could be used for managing wounds and burns, which are mostly infected by P. aeruginosa.

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