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Table 1 Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) & Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) of Malaysian honey

From: Antibacterial activity of selected Malaysian honey

Honey samples MIC/MBC (%, w/v)
S. aureus E. coli P. aeruginosa B. cereus
  MIC MBC MIC MBC MIC MBC MIC MBC
Acacia 15 25 25 50 20 50 20 25
Gelam 5 6.25 12.5 15 10 12.5 15 15
Kelulut 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Pineapple 15 25 25 50 25 50 20 25
Tualang 10 15 20 25 12.5 20 15 20
Manuka (Comvita 18+) 10 15 20 25 12.5 20 10 12.5
Artificial honey (std) 50 >50a 50 >50a 50 >50a 50 >50a
Phenol solution (std) 0.5 2 1 2 0.5 1 1 1
Ampicillin (std) 0.25 0.25 4 4 >128a NT 16 16
Ciprofloxacin (std) 0. 5 1 0.125 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.125 0.25
Tetracycline (std) 0.125 0.125 2 4 64 128 0.063 0.063
  1. MIC was defined as 99% bacteriostatic effects; MBC was defined as 99% of bacterial killing effect, a; the highest concentration tested. NT; Not Tested, n = 6.