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BECERRA TORREJON, Darwin Jose; CABRERA URENA, Janette Claudia  and  SOLANO, Marco. Antibacterial effect of bee honey in different concentrations against staphylococcus aureus. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2016, vol.19, n.2, pp.38-42. ISSN 2077-3323.

Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium arranged in clusters, virulence factors include structural components that facilitate adhesion to host tissues. Specifically honey has been recognized medicinal properties since antiquity:as a therapeutic treatment against Infections caused by bacteria in open wounds, ulcers, burns and eye infections. Objective: To determine the antibacterial activity of honey in its concentrations against Staphylococcus aureus. The study is Experimental, Prospective and Transverse. It was based on the use of 6 cultures of Staphylococcus aureus in nutritive broth with a certain amount of colonies to which bee honey was applied in concentrations of 30%, 60% and 100% that was allowed to incubate for 24 hours and then observed Antibacterial effect through a culture in blood agar in another 24 hrs. We verified that the bactericidal activity of the honey against the Staphylococcus Aureus is very effective being this one alternative of treatment against this bacterium and it was verified that the honey of bee to a greater concentration produces greater antibacterial effect on the Staphylococcus aureus.

Keywords : Antibacterial; honey; staphylococcus aureus.

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