. Hence the relatively good antibacterial effect of honey on these bacteria is of clinical significance and indicates the need for further work to identify other locally available honey with significant antibacterial activity.
There were potential limitations to this study. First, the number of clinical isolates tested against the honey samples was limited. Second, the antimicrobial test method and the choice of test organism(s), varies between publications and may be difficult to compare with other published results.
The findings from this study indicate that the use of locally available honey for the treatment of wound infections appears promising. However, differences in antibacterial activity exist among available honey depending on their provenance. Further chemical analysis is needed to identify the factors which determine the antimicrobial efficacy of different honey types.
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Cite this paper
Dash, N., Panigrahi, D. and Al-Zarouni, M. (2016) Antimicrobial Effect of Honey from the Arabian Gulf Region against Bacterial Isolates from Pus and Wound Swabs. Advances in Microbiology, 6, 745-752. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/aim.2016.610073
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