Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Asiatic Bee Honey Prevents Acute Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage

Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of A. cerana honey against acute alcohol-induced liver damage in mice

Food Res Int. 2017 Nov;101:35-44

A. cerana honey, gathered from Apis cerana Fabricius (A. cerana), has not been fully studied. Samples of honey originating from six geographical regions (mainly in the Qinling Mountains of China) were investigated to determine their antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects against acute alcohol-induced liver damage.

The results showed that A. cerana honeys from the Qinling Mountains had high total phenolic contents (345.1-502.1mgGAkg-1), ascorbic acid contents (153.8-368.4mgkg-1), and strong antioxidant activities in DPPH radical scavenging activity assays (87.5-136.2IC50mgmL-1), ferric reducing antioxidant powers (191.8-317.4mgTroloxkg-1), and ferrous ion-chelating activities (27.5-35.5mgNa2EDTAkg-1)...

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