• Ahmed M. Al-Haddad Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen.
  • Wedad M. Al-Haik Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen.
  • Ali Gamal Al-kaf Department of Medicinal and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sana’a University- Sana’a – Yemen.
  • Wadhah Hassan Edrees Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Sana’a University.


The majority of the Yemeni honey varieties are characterized by low moisture content, in addition to the various flora of Yemeni plant, which may not be found in many countries, which makes them of high medicinal importance and high monetary value. This study was carried out the effect of three types of Hadhrami honey: Somur, Sidr (Baghya) and Meria against the growth of some pathogenic bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosaProteus vulgarisEscherichia coliEnterobacter sp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella sp.). The results revealed that that Sidr honey gave the highest antibacterial activity against all bacteria tested, whereas the Somur and Meria honey were not recorded activity for growth Klebsiella sp. and Meria honey was not recorded activity for growth E. coli, respectively. When the antibiotics compared to types of honey antimicrobial activity, it was observed that the antimicrobial effect of Sidr honey was better than Imipenem antibiotic effect against P. aeruginosa. The inhibition of the studied strains was dependent on the type of honey source. It is concluded that Yemeni honey could potentially be used as therapeutic agents against bacterial infection particularly to the tested microorganisms.

Keywords: antimicrobial activity of honey, Yemeni honey varieties, somur, sidr and meria
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Al-Haddad, A., W. Al-Haik, A. Al-kaf, and W. Edrees. “ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES FOR HADHRAMI HONEY ON GROWTH OF SOME PATHOGENIC BACTERIA”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 2, no. 6, Nov. 2017, doi:
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