Characteristic Properties Of Jerusalem Thorn (Paliurus Spina-Christi Mill.) Honey
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In this study characteristic properties of Jerusalem thorn, Christ's thorn or Garland thorn honey (Paliurus spina-christi Mill.) were investigated that obtained from different locations of Marmara and Trakya regions of Turkey. Eighteen honey samples were collected from Bursa, Edirne and Kirklareli regions by experienced beekeepers in 2018. Melissopalynological analysis, physicochemical parameters, pH, moisture, color, conductivity and optical rotation values, chemical parameters, proline, sugar components, total phenolic, flavonoid, tannin amounts and phenolic profile analyzes were analyzed of the honey samples Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities were tested as biological activities. According to the results of the study, it was found that the honey has a highly monofloral properties ranged from 69.5% and 96%. Antimicrobial activity values of the honey were compared with standard antibiotics and two different Manuka honeys. It was found that the honeys were showed higher antimicrobial and antifungal activities against 10 different pathogenic than Manuka honeys. As a result, it is thought that Jerusalem thorn honey have high biological active potential as monofloral honey for apitherapy applications. Copyright © 2019 Business Lawyer. All rights reserved.