Journal of Apicultural Science

Comparison of antibiotic and organoleptic properties of honey from various plant sources in Thailand

Journal of Apicultural Science. Volume 50, Issue 2, Pages 59-64, ISSN (Print) 1643-4439
Honey has been wildly used for apitherapy, especially in traditional medicine. Honey properties are different due to floral sources. Honey from longan flower Dimocarpus longan L. (LH), sunflower Helianthus annuus (SH), wild flower (WH), and April honey (AH) was selected. LH contains the highest amount of proline (26.79 ą 1.14 ľg/ml) and this coincides with the smell. AH contains the lowest percentage of inverted sugar (15.81 ą 0.18) and this coincides with the taste. Honey diluted at 25%, 50%, 75% (v/v), and neat was prepared and used to test against the growth of Escherichia coli by an agar well-diffusion bioassay. WH at neat and dilution of 75% (v/v) and AH at neat present the most effective activity. At 25% and 50% (v/v) dilutions, honey from all types indicate the same activity but at 75% (v/v) dilution and neat, they perform significantly different activities. These obtained characters may be responsible for the difference of honey and may form the first criteria for a purchasing decision by a consumer.
Honey, antibiotic activity, Escherichia coli, apitherapy, proline
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