Antibacterial activity of commercial green tea and honey
Abhijit B Shinde
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks all over the world. It is supposed to have a broad spectrum of biological activities. On the other hand, honey is widely used traditional medicine throughout the world. It is regarded as one of the best versatile natural remedy in the treatment of various health problems. The intention of the proposed work was to investigate antibacterial activity of three commercial green tea (Himalaya, Lipton and Te-A-Me) and honey (Baidyanath, Dabur and Dhanwantari) samples against some pathogenic bacteria using agar well diffusion method. Green tea extracts and honey showed significant antibacterial activity against all tested pathogens. The results of this study justify the use of honey and green tea as an alternative to or a supplement for antibiotics in treatment of various bacterial diseases.