Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2009
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 23 - 25

In vitro Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Natural Honey in Comparison with Sulfonamide Derivatives

Authors : Hossien Tajik and Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali

Abstract: Honey produced by honeybees (Apis mellifera) is one of the ancient traditional medicines used for treatment various infection and diseases. This study was an assessment the antimicrobial activity of natural honey against control bacteria and its properties was compared to some antibiotics from sulfonamide family. Honey samples were obtained from beekeepers in Urmia (West Azerbaijan; Iran). Control microorganisms were used in this examination include: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli. According to findings of this investigation, the most sensitive organism to natural honey was Staphylococcus aureus (p<0.05) and the most effective sulfonamide against this organism was sulfadimidine (p<0.05). The inhibition zones were induced by honey against the most sensitive control organism (Staphylococcus aureus) was lesser than the most potent antibiotic against this microorganism (sulfadimidine). With attention to the results and other related reports in this field, despite the honey samples produced lesser inhibition zones than antibiotics of sulfonamide family but it can be still considered as a powerful natural antibacterial agent.

How to cite this article:

Hossien Tajik and Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali , 2009. In vitro Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Natural Honey in Comparison with Sulfonamide Derivatives. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 23-25.

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