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15. Potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey - Ahmed G. Hegazi, Faiz M. Al Guthami, Ahmed F. M. Al Gethami, Fyrouz M. Abd Allah, Ashraf A. Saleh and Ehab A. Fouad

Veterinary World, 10(2): 233-237



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.233-237


Ahmed G. Hegazi: Department of Zoonotic Diseases, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

Faiz M. Al Guthami: Al Guthami foundation, Saudi Arabia.

Ahmed F. M. Al Gethami: Al Guthami foundation, Saudi Arabia.

Fyrouz M. Abd Allah: Department of Parasitology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

Ashraf A. Saleh: Department of Parasitology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

Ehab A. Fouad: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.


Received: 21-09-2016, Accepted: 17-01-2017, Published online: 21-02-2017


Corresponding author: Ahmed G. Hegazi, e-mail:

Citation: Hegazi AG, Al Guthami FM, Al Gethami AFM, Allah FMA, Saleh AA, Fouad EA (2017) Potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey, Veterinary World, 10(2): 233-237.

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey against selected bacterial strains of medical importance.

Materials and Methods: A total of 10 Saudi Arabia honey used to evaluate their antimicrobial activity against some antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacterial strains. The bacterial strains were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Results: The antibacterial activity of Saudi honey against five bacterial strains showed different levels of inhibition according to the type of honey. The overall results showed that the potential activity was differing according to the pathogen and honey type.

Conclusion: It could be concluded that the Saudi honey inhibit the growth of bacterial strains and that honey can be used as complementary antimicrobial agent against selected pathogenic bacteria.

Keywords: antibiotic-resistant, potential antibacterial activity, Saudi Arabia honey.

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