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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 1-10
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.001


Antimicrobial Activities of Different Honeys Sold in Ado-Ekiti on Bacteria Associated with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Oluboyo Bernard Oluwapelumi1*, Akinfemiwa Morayo1, Ayuba Sunday Buru2,Akele Yomi Richard1, Akinseye Janet Funmilayo1 and Adewumi Ajoke Funmi1
1Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Medicine and Health Sciences,Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
2Department of Molecular Microbiology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences,Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Honey has been used for various purposes including treatment of some diseases locally especially in wounds and upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). There is paucity of information on the scientific basis for the use of honey in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections caused by bacteria. This study was carried out to determine antibacterial activities of different brands of honey marketed in Ado-Ekiti and relate with those of some orthodox antibiotics used in the treatment of URTIs. The antimicrobial activities of the honeys were assessed against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae using agar well diffusion technique. Broth dilution method was used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the honey against the bacteria. Screening concentrations of neat honey and 80% honey inhibited Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae with zone of inhibition ranging between 2-10 mm. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was resistant to all concentrations of honeys except for one honey (Dr Bee) that inhibited the organism at 100% concentration. Orthodox antibiotics showed significantly higher mean zone of inhibition in relation to honey (P < 0.001). The sensitive organisms were inhibited in dose related manner. The mean MIC of the different honey brands was generally at 31.25% against Staphylococcus aureus while concentration of 50% showed bactericidal effect on S. aureus. Klebsiella pneumoniae was inhibited at mean concentration of 31.5% and bactericidal effect was observed against the organism at 40% mean concentration. 


Keywords: Antibacterial activity, Honeys, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae.
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Oluboyo Bernard Oluwapelumi, Akinfemiwa Morayo, Ayuba Sunday Buru, Akele Yomi Richard, Akinseye Janet Funmilayo, Adewumi Ajoke Funmi. 2017. Antimicrobial Activities of Different Honeys Sold in Ado-Ekiti on Bacteria Associated with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 1-10. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.001