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Investigating antibacterial plant-derived compounds from natural honey

  title={Investigating antibacterial plant-derived compounds from natural honey},
  author={Jennifer Hawkins},
Honey possesses therapeutic properties which are the result of a range of factors including high sugar content, low pH, hydrogen peroxide and bee-derived peptides. Honey also contains antimicrobial phytochemicals which represent a rich source of leads for the development of drugs for the treatment of microbial infections. Honey samples donated by UK beekeepers (217) and Manuka samples (3) were screened for the presence of novel antibacterial compounds by determining activity against… 

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