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The Use of Australian Honey in Moist Wound Management

Davis, C. (2005) The Use of Australian Honey in Moist Wound Management. Project Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

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This project has investigated the correlation between antimicrobial activity and the non-peroxide activity of particular Leptospermum-derived honeys. Initial investigations tested the efficacy of these honeys against one particular bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), while later studies assessed the effect of this honey on a range of food pathogens, animal pathogens (e.g. in mastitis) and human pathogens (e.g. golden Staph). Using honeys sourced from around Australia and screened against several reference microorganisms, the anti-microbial potency of one particular Australian honey (from Leptospermum polygalifolium) was shown to be comparable to NZ Manuka honey (from L.scoparium). The results of this screening of active honeys against pathogenic bacteria has supported the registration of honey by Capilano Honey Limited as a “Drug” with the Therapeutic Goods Administration based on its antimicrobial activity.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland
Keywords:Final reports
Subjects:Science > Biology > Biochemistry
Plant culture > Food crops
Live Archive:12 Apr 2016 23:46
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:50

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