Antibacterial Activity of Pollen Extracts on Pathogenic Microflora from Milk

Liviu Alexandru Marghitas, Claudia Pasca, Daniel Severus Dezmirean, Otilia Bobiș, Victorita Bonta, Rodica Margaoan, Flore Chirila, Nicodim Fit


Bee-pollen was used for thousands of years as functional food and medicinal plant product. Various beneficial effects were attributed to it and its consumption was increased over the years.

The tests have been made on 16 pollen samples of the following families: Rosaceae, Salicaceae, Fabaceae, Tiliaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae and two polifloral pollen assortment, using difuzimetric method. Among the tested bacteria, the Onobrychis viciifolia pollen has the highest sensitivity 11.86±1.79 mm while the low antibacterial activity was registered for Brassica sp. pollen  8.65±2.65 mm.

As the use of antibiotic substances over a long period of time resulted in larger doses of residues in milk and representing a potential biohazard, the use of ethanol extracts from beepollen is a real alternative in the treatment of cows with various diseases.


antibacterial activity, strains, pollen extracts

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