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Effect of floral sources on the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honeys in Taiwan.
Food Chem 2013; 139(1-4):938-43FC

Abstract

We evaluated the antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honey made from different floral sources, including the medicinal herb Bidens pilosa, fruit trees, Dimocarpus longan, Litchi chinensis, and Citrus maxima, the Taiwanese endemic plant Aglaia formosana, and a multifloral forest. The total phenolic and flavonoid contents of the honey made from B. pilosa were significantly higher than those of the other honeys. The honey from B. pilosa also had significantly greater scavenging activities for 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH·) and hydroxyl radical, and substantially more reducing power. In addition, the honey from B. pilosa showed greater antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. However, B. pilosa honey showed little inhibitory activity against IL-8 secretion, whereas the other honeys did. These findings suggest that the levels of antioxidant and antibacterial activities are attributable to the total phenolic and flavonoid contents of honeys, while the IL-8 inhibition is attributable to components other than phenols.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Animal Science and Technology and Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23561193

Citation

Liu, Je-Ruei, et al. "Effect of Floral Sources On the Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Honeys in Taiwan." Food Chemistry, vol. 139, no. 1-4, 2013, pp. 938-43.
Liu JR, Ye YL, Lin TY, et al. Effect of floral sources on the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honeys in Taiwan. Food Chem. 2013;139(1-4):938-43.
Liu, J. R., Ye, Y. L., Lin, T. Y., Wang, Y. W., & Peng, C. C. (2013). Effect of floral sources on the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honeys in Taiwan. Food Chemistry, 139(1-4), pp. 938-43. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.02.015.
Liu JR, et al. Effect of Floral Sources On the Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Honeys in Taiwan. Food Chem. 2013 Aug 15;139(1-4):938-43. PubMed PMID: 23561193.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of floral sources on the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honeys in Taiwan. AU - Liu,Je-Ruei, AU - Ye,Yi-Ling, AU - Lin,Ting-Yu, AU - Wang,Yun-Wen, AU - Peng,Chi-Chung, Y1 - 2013/02/16/ PY - 2012/11/06/received PY - 2012/12/06/revised PY - 2013/02/05/accepted PY - 2013/4/9/entrez PY - 2013/4/9/pubmed PY - 2013/10/19/medline SP - 938 EP - 43 JF - Food chemistry JO - Food Chem VL - 139 IS - 1-4 N2 - We evaluated the antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities of honey made from different floral sources, including the medicinal herb Bidens pilosa, fruit trees, Dimocarpus longan, Litchi chinensis, and Citrus maxima, the Taiwanese endemic plant Aglaia formosana, and a multifloral forest. The total phenolic and flavonoid contents of the honey made from B. pilosa were significantly higher than those of the other honeys. The honey from B. pilosa also had significantly greater scavenging activities for 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH·) and hydroxyl radical, and substantially more reducing power. In addition, the honey from B. pilosa showed greater antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. However, B. pilosa honey showed little inhibitory activity against IL-8 secretion, whereas the other honeys did. These findings suggest that the levels of antioxidant and antibacterial activities are attributable to the total phenolic and flavonoid contents of honeys, while the IL-8 inhibition is attributable to components other than phenols. SN - 1873-7072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23561193/Effect_of_floral_sources_on_the_antioxidant_antimicrobial_and_anti_inflammatory_activities_of_honeys_in_Taiwan_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308-8146(13)00174-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -