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Article Number - 123755814602


Vol.3(1), pp. 020-023 , January 2009

ISSN: 1996-0875



Full Length Research Paper

Antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts having hepatoprotective effects


Ammara Hassan, Salma Rahman, Farah Deeba and Shahid Mahmud




Applied Chemistry Research Centre, PCSIR Labs. Complex, Ferozpur Road, Lahore, Pakistan.


Email: ammara.pcsir@gmail.com






 Accepted: 19 December 2008  Published: 31 January 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


The antimicrobial activity of hot water and ethanolic extracts of six plant extracts, utilized in Pakistan for the cure of liver damage, were studied. The extracts ofAcacia arabica, Nymphaea lotus, Sphareranthus hirtus, Emblica officinalis, Cinchorium intybus and Cardus marianum were tested in vitro against seven bacterial species and two fungal species by well-diffusion method and micro-dilution methods. The patterns of inhibition varied with the plant extracts, the solvent used for extraction and the organisms tested. Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeroginosa were the most inhibited microorganisms. The extract of Sphareranthu hirtus was the most active against multi-drug resistantPseudomonas aeruginosa and enterohemorrhagic E. coli 0157 EHEC. The ethanolic extract of S. hirtus exhibited a higher effect than the hot water extract. These plants extracts were analyzed for elemental composition.

 

Key words: Antimicrobial agents, plant extracts, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0157 EHEC, multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salm


APA (2009). Antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts having hepatoprotective effects. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 3(1), 020-023.
Chicago Ammara Hassan, Salma Rahman, Farah Deeba and Shahid Mahmud. "Antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts having hepatoprotective effects." Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 3, no. 1 (2009): 020-023.
MLA Ammara Hassan, et al. "Antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts having hepatoprotective effects." Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 3.1 (2009): 020-023.
   
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