Mohammed Basim

Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq


  • Research   
    Inhibitory Effect of Honey against Some Pathogenic Bacterial Species Isolated from Clinical Specimens
    Author(s): Hanadi Abdulqader Jasim, Basil Abdulzahra Abbas*, Hassan Alaa Farid and Mohammed Basim

    There is an urgent need for alternative antimicrobial policies which led to a re-evaluation of therapeutic use of older treatments such as the honey. Honey is a product that obtained and collected naturally from flowers by bees. This study is aimed to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial effect of natural local Iraqi honey against different pathogenic bacterial isolates, and compare this effect to the activity of Amoxicillin and Ciprofloxacin. Experimental study carried out in Basra Medical College/Department of Microbiology from Nov. 2014 - Feb. 2015 in which two types of natural honey (Cedar and Rabia'), from 18 different sources were used to implicate the in Vitro antibacterial activity against 6 pathogenic bacterial isolates (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Proteus spp., Klebsiella spp., and Pseudomonas aeru.. Read More»

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