Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ethanolic extracts from eleven spice plants

Eleven ethanolic extracts from spices of Melissa officinalis, Mentha piperita, Laurus nobilis, Rhus coriaria, Dianthus coryophyllum, Piper nigrum, Capsicum annum, Juniperus oxycedrus, Erica arborea, Colutea arborescens, and Cuminum cyminum collected from various regions of Turkey and local markets were assayed for the in vitro antibacterial activity against 3 Gram-positive and 2 Gram-negative bacteria, using agar dilution methods

Ömer Ertürk

2006

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  • Eleven ethanolic extracts from spices of Melissa officinalis, Mentha piperita, Laurus nobilis, Rhus coriaria, Dianthus coryophyllum, Piper nigrum, Capsicum annum, Juniperus oxycedrus, Erica arborea, Colutea arborescens, and Cuminum cyminum collected from various regions of Turkey and local markets were assayed for the in vitro antibacterial activity against 3 Gram-positive and 2 Gram-negative bacteria, using agar dilution methods
  • P. aeruginosa was the most sensitive bacterial strain to P. nigrum and E. arborea extracts among both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria tested with minimum inhibition concentration of 5 mg/mL
  • Antibacterial properties of Helianthemum glomeratum, a plant used in Maya traditional medicine to treat diarrhoea
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