Grayanotoxin-III Detection and Antioxidant Activity of Mad Honey

  title={Grayanotoxin-III Detection and Antioxidant Activity of Mad Honey},
  author={Huseyin Sahin and Emine Aky{\"u}z Turumtay and Oktay Yıldız and Sevgi Kolaylı},
  journal={International Journal of Food Properties},
  pages={2665 - 2674}
“Mad honey” is a complex mixture of numerous chemicals produced by honeybees from Rhododendron flowers. Consumption of mad honey leads to diarrhea, perspiration, dizziness, changes in consciousness, syncope, diplopia, as well as blurred vision, hypotension, and bradycardia due to the presence of grayanotoxins (GTXs). Therefore, it is important to detect the level grayanotoxins in mad honey. Besides its toxicity, mad honey also has antioxidant activity. This study was designed to determine the… Expand
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