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Authors:  (M. Shafiiq Kinoo, M. Fawzi Mahomoodally, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Mauritius)
Abstract:
In view to the rampant and ever-growing concerns pertaining to resistance to antibiotics, addressing the dearth in current therapies is definitely a challenge to the world of medical pharmacology. Bear witness by prominent organisation, the World Health Organisation (2010) already claims that the arena between fighting infectious diseases in juxtaposition to antimicrobial resistance is declared. As a result, such a striking natural response of micro-organisms might clutch to halt or even bring progress to languish. Well regulated health system like European countries are already witnessing an increase in pathogenic resistance. One of the emerging therapies drawing the limelight as budding to novel target is the exploitation of natural product in line with conventional remedies. Thrusting to the panoply of natural blessed ecosystem, one such inherent multifarious, colourful, distinct and variegated colloids which has gain great momentum is honey. The mysteries of using honey as a curative to ailment dated since pre-historic era. Geared by conventional remedies, researchers round the globe have worked both in-vitro and in-vivo to unveil the unknown benefits of the inestimable attributes of honey as well as its applications.The different biological, chemical and physical properties of honey has revealed several claims through different techniques. Promising outcomes of research depict that honey showed antimicrobial effect on clinical isolates, both gram positive and negative bacteria and on specific fungus. Specific honey origin has showed to mimic the effect of synthesized antibiotics or have even showed to have greater activities in clinical trials. The remarkable pathway of honey has enveloped different spheres as it is regarded as a sweetener, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, pre- and pro-biotics, immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-cancer effect amongst others. 


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