Friday, June 19, 2015

Oak, Chestnut and Heather Honeys Show Highest Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Honey shows potent inhibitory activity against the bovine testes hyaluronidase

J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2015 Jun 15:1-4

The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-hyaluronidase activities of honeys from different botanical origins honeys in order to determine their anti-inflammatory properties.

The total phenolic contents, total flavonoids and total tannin levels of six types of honey, chestnut, oak, heather, pine, buckwheat and mixed blossom, were determined. Concentration-related inhibition values were tested turbidimetrically on bovine testis hyaluronidase (BTHase) as IC50 (mg/mL).

All honeys exhibited various concentration-dependent degrees of inhibition against BTHase.

Inhibition values varied significantly depending on honeys' levels of phenolic contents, flavonoid and tannin. The honeys with the highest anti-hyaluronidase activity were oak, chestnut and heather.

In conclusion, polyphenol-rich honeys have high anti-hyaluronidase activity, and these honeys have high protective and complementary potential against hyaluronidase-induced anti-inflammatory failures.

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