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Table 3 Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) values of honey against pathogenic bacteria causing skin disease

From: Activities of different types of Thai honey on pathogenic bacteria causing skin diseases, tyrosinase enzyme and generating free radicals

Source Type of pollen MIC and MBC (% honey)
Bacterial strains
S. aureus MRSA 49 MRSA 50 Corynebacterium sp. P.acnes
MIC MBC MIC MBC MIC MBC MIC MBC MIC MBC
1 Longan 25 25 12.5 25 12.5 25 25 25 25 50
Lychee 25 25 25 50 25 25 25 50 25 50
Polyflora 25 25 25 25 25 25 12.5 25 25 50
2 Longan 25 50 25 25 25 25 25 50 25 50
Sunflower 25 50 25 50 25 25 25 50 25 50
Polyflora 25 >50 25 25 25 50 25 50 25 50
3 Longan 25 50 25 25 25 50 25 50 25 50
Lychee 25 50 25 25 25 50 25 50 25 50
Polyflora 25 50 25 25 25 25 25 50 25 50
Forest flower 25 >50 25 >50 25 >50 25 >50 25 >50
4 Coffee 25 25 25 25 25 50 12.5 50 25 50
5 Polyflora 25 50 25 25 25 25 12.5 50 50 50
6 Lychee 25 >50 25 >50 25 50 25 50 25 50
Sunflower 25 >50 25 >50 25 >50 25 >50 50 >50
Polyflora 25 50 25 50 25 50 25 50 25 50
Sesame 25 50 25 >50 25 50 25 50 50 50
Mānuka honey 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25 3.125 6.25 25 25