Honey has an antifungal effect against Candida species

Med Mycol. 2006 May;44(3):289-91. doi: 10.1080/13693780500417037.


The incidence of Candida infections is escalating worldwide. The serious nature of these infections is compounded by increasing levels of drug resistance. We report that certain honeys have significant antifungal activity against clinical isolates of Candida species. Importantly, the minimum inhibitory concentration of these honeys would be achievable in a clinical setting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Candidiasis / therapy*
  • Honey*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests