DETERMINATION THE ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF HONEYAbstract views: 90 / PDF downloads: 53
Keywords:antimicrobial activity, honey, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus
Nowadays, the number of bacteria that gain resistance against antibiotics is increasing and resistant new strains against these drugs are forming. Researchers are searching for alternative medicines to solve this problem and are working on natural products. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of honey that have shown antimicrobial activity on bacterial strains of Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 and Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 which cause various diseases. The antimicrobial activity of sunflower honey and chestnut honey prepared in different concentrations collected from Trakya and Kocaeli regions were investigated and the disc diffusion method was used for the test in this study. As a result, while sunflower honey did not show antimicrobial activity against two subspecies, chestnut honey showed antimicrobial activity against both subspecies.