Factors Attributed to Antimicrobial Activity of Honey and Its Analysis on Some Selected Microorganisms

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Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 37-43
By

    Pakeeja Bano

  1. Shubhangi

  2. Sandhya

  1. Students, Ashoka Institute of Technology & Management Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. Students, Ashoka Institute of Technology & Management Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. Students, Ashoka Institute of Technology & Management Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract

To summaries, we believe that honey is an intriguing and promising alternative to traditional antibiotics and that it should be taken more seriously as a therapeutic agent. Honey is widely regarded as the world’s oldest medicine, and for good reason. Since time immemorial, it is believed to heal wounds along with antibiotic. The immunomodulatory present in it is also known to give proper wound healing. The antibiotic in many honeys is due to the origin of enzymes of hydrogen peroxidase. But there is a different honey as well, what we also call non-peroxidase honey, its formation may be related to low pH and high sugar content, which can help stop our germs. There are also some medical grade honeys which is harmful for humans, because it has an in vitro bactericidal process. Due to which many problems can come in our health which is very harmful. Along with this, there are some such natural honey which prove to be right for humans, which does not cause any harmful effect to humans. Because it causes spatial and temporal variation in the sources of nectar.

Keywords: Honey, Escherichia coli, ANTI-STAPHYLOCOCCAL, Bee species, polyphenolic compound

[This article belongs to International Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry(ijaac)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 2
Received March 2, 2022
Accepted February 15, 2022
Published February 16, 2022