Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Molecular Basis of Honey Have Antibacterial Activity

Molecular basis of honey is to have antibacterial activity. a new research released by the American medical journal to provide solutions that mixinggreen tea and honey proved to be effective in reducing disease-causing bacteria(pathogens) in the meat we consume. 
"The research we did showed a mixture of jasmine tea and green tea and honey or honey has a high microbiological activity,"
Explains lead researcher Daniel Fung, a professor from Kansas State University Studies conducted in a liquid medium with the tea extract and honey are proven to reduce bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157: H7. Listeria is a harmful bacteria found in raw milk, ice cream, soft cheeses, raw fish and meat / smoke. In liquid medium, the components so easy to interact with the organism. 

Researchers also examined the solids, which include the type of medium that is difficult to locate reaction components that inhibit pathogens. 

In research, the researchers used thin slices of turkey breast meat, which was given a mixture of jasmine tea and honey thick, the result is the level of Listeria monocytogenes by 10 to 20 percent, the same percentage is also found when a mixture of tea and honey are used in hot dogs. The highest reduction levels are found in hot dogs that contain sodium lactate, potassium lactate and sodium diacetate. 
"In that kind of hot dog mixture and honey tea can suppress the growth of pathogens, compared to hot dogs that do not contain these components," said Fung, adding that the hot dogs still have a reduction of pathogens after 14 days trial period.
For health reasons Fung recommend tea as a beverage must be consumed every day, especially for those who like to eat meat and raw vegetables for obtaining alloys include tea and honey when processing the food to be eaten raw. 
"Get used to using the tea and honey when washing raw meat to get rid of foreign components that are harmful to health. And it would be better if you use natural ingredients instead of using lactic acid,"said Fung.
Recent research released by the American medical journal to provide solutions that mixing green tea and honey proved to be effective in reducing disease-causing bacteria (pathogens) in the meat we consume. Honey is a multifunctional product produced by bees. There are so many uses of honey as a medicine or as a woman's skin care products. 

However, there are more benefits of honey that is not less important. Scientists as reported from the pages of the Times of India stating there are secret ingredients in honey that can kill bacteria. They have discovered that bees make the proteins contained in the honey it produces, called defensin-1. These proteins can be used to treat burns and skin infections, as well as to develop new drugs that could combat antibiotic-resistant infections. "Molecular basis of honey has antibacterial activity as a medical-grade honey, honey is believed to act as a treatment," said Sebastian AJ Zaat, a researcher involved in the work of the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. "Honey is derived from the isolated components have good value for the prevention and treatment of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria," he added. 

In the process of research, Zaat and a team of researchers investigated the antibacterial activity of a single class of medical honey in a test tube to the panel of antibiotic-resistant, disease-causing bacteria. They developed a method to selectively neutralize the existing antibacterial factor in honey and determining the contribution of each antibacterial. Finally, the researchers isolated the defensin-1 protein, which is part of the immune system and add the honey bee by honey bees. After analysis, the scientists concluded, most of the antibacterial properties of honey derived from protein. This information can also be useful for producing honey bees, because it can be sed solely by the bees as the immune system which makes them more healthy


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