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Vet World. 2017 Feb;10(2):233-237. doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.233-237. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey.

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1
Department of Zoonotic Diseases, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
2
Al Guthami foundation, Saudi Arabia.
3
Department of Parasitology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
4
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to investigate the potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey against selected bacterial strains of medical importance.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 10 Saudi Arabia honey used to evaluate their antimicrobial activity against some antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacterial strains. The bacterial strains were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

RESULTS:

The antibacterial activity of Saudi honey against five bacterial strains showed different levels of inhibition according to the type of honey. The overall results showed that the potential activity was differing according to the pathogen and honey type.

CONCLUSION:

It could be concluded that the Saudi honey inhibit the growth of bacterial strains and that honey can be used as complementary antimicrobial agent against selected pathogenic bacteria.

KEYWORDS:

Saudi Arabia honey; antibiotic-resistant; potential antibacterial activity

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