EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF APIS HONEYS FROM PADERU FOREST DIVISION IN ANDHRA PRADESH INDIAAbstract
Antibacterial activity of the two honey samples produced by the honey bee (Apis florea), was standardized by Disc diffusion method. The two honey samples were tested at three concentrations (5, 10 and 15µl v/v) and zone of inhibition were measured against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Basillus subitis, Pseudomonas putida and Klebsiela pneumonia; unifloral and multifloral honey samples were effected in inhibiting the growth of the gram positive and Gram negative organisms at (15 µl v/v). The inhibitory effect of unifloral honey on (15µl) Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli; and multi floral honey on E.coli were comparable to that of Amphicillin (10µg/10µl). In conclusion, natural honey can be employed in treating, some common diseases especially those caused by the tested microorganisms and carry the potential of introducing new template into modern medicinal biology.
R. Devender , H. Ramakrishna *, K. Karunakar Rao and Ch. Nirosha
Professor, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad Osmania University, Hyderabad-500004, India.
05 April, 2014
24 June, 2014
19 July, 2014
01 November, 2014