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Table 5 Anti-tyrosinase activity of honey from different types of pollen

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

Source Type of pollen Tyrosinase inhibition (%) Kojic acid equivalents (mg koji/kg honey)
1 Longan 60.09 ± 5.51 34.23
Lychee 56.51 ± 1.44 24.19
Polyflora 58.20 ± 4.76 28.50
2 Longan 53.27 ± 10.38 17.67
Sunflower 46.64 ± 3.85 9.29
Polyflora 45.01 ± 2.78 7.93
3 Longan 45.02 ± 8.01 7.94
Lychee 48.30 ± 9.65 10.91
Polyflora 40.17 ± 4.44 4.96
Forest flower 22.71 ± 6.82 0.91
4 Coffee 63.46 ± 16.30 47.49
5 Polyflora 44.57 ± 4.70 7.60
6 Lychee 51.87 ± 5.94 15.42
Sunflower 52.12 ± 4.05 15.81
Polyflora 49.61 ± 11.26 12.40
Sesame 52.53 ± 5.19 16.45
Mānuka honey 87.73 ± 5.33 500.15
  1. Note: The data are given as mean ± standard deviation (SD) of triplicate experiments. The statistical comparison between values from different types of honey applied using the post hoc Duncan test. The values were found to be significantly different (p < 0.05).