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Active Australian Leptospermum honey: new sources and their bioactivity

This project provides a rigorous evidence base for the value of Australian Leptospermum honey as a therapeutic agent that is effective against bacteria. It undertakes a comprehensive and systematic survey of Leptospermum honey from throughout the major beekeeping areas of Australia. The survey includes a chemical and antimicrobial analysis of these honeys to identify those that have the highest antibacterial activity as correlated with MGO/DHA levels. Honeys are assessed for broadspectrum antibacterial activity and tested for synergy when honey is combined with commonly used antifungals and antibacterials.

Project date

30 Aug 2014-28 Oct 2019
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Principal investigator

Elizabeth Harry

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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