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Title: In vitro effect of some Indian honeys on Staphylococcus aureus from wounds
Authors: Deshpande, Sunita D
Kulkarni, Kirti S
Keywords: Antibacterial activity
Honey sensitivity
Indian honeys
Multi drug resistance
Staphylococcus aureus
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequently isolated pathogen from wounds with multiple resistances to antibiotics. Honey has been demonstrated and reported to be effective antibacterial agent on Gram positive and Gram negative organisms. Hence, the present study was conducted to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial effect of Indian honeys on Staphylococcus aureus obtained from wounds. A total of 123 Staphylococcus aureus isolates along with ATCC 25923 were categorized as sensitive, multi drug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR strains. Out of total nine Indian honeys (three each of unifloral, multifloral and branded marketed honey) used, three unifloral and three multifloral honey samples showed antibacterial activity against all the organisms tested by Agar diffusion method but not the branded marketed honeys. The MIC values of all honey samples for all studied Staphylococcus aureus isolates ranged between 5-15% (v/v). Unifloral honey samples showed higher antibacterial activity than multifloral honey. The single sample of Jambhul honey showed the highest activity. Thus, Indian honeys were found to be effective for their antimicrobial activity on sensitive, non-MDR, MDR and ATCC strains of S. aureus.
Page(s): 931-935
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.48(09) [September 2010]

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