Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3789

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of antibacterial activity and wound healing of Pistacia atlantica and Pistacia khinjuk

Mahin Tohidi1, Masood Khayami2, Vahid Nejati2 and Heidar Meftahizade3
1Faculty of Payam e Nour, Ilam, Iran. 2Associate professor, Sciences Faculty of urmia university 3Institute of Medicinal Plants, Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Ilam branch.Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 June 2011
  •  Published: 09 September 2011


Pistacia atlantica and Pistacia khinjuk are two major Pistacia species that grow in the Zagrossian region and classified into the Anacardiaceae family. In this work we investigated the drug properties of these plants. Experiments were carried out by extract of plants in vitro and in vivo (what kind of extract? both of them). In the in vitro experiments, antibacterial activity of four kinds of extract of P. atlantica and P. khinjuk were evaluated using the disk diffusion method on three strains of bacteria (Escherichia coli,Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis). All the tests were compared with the inhibitory effect of proper antibiotics commonly used against these bacteria (Gentamicin, Tobramycin and Kanamycin). The in vivo experiment was undertaken to assess the potential of methanolic extract of P. khinjuk in wound healing in wistar rats by using excision wound model. The results showed that extract of two plants had a beneficial drug property. These results suggested that P. khinjuk and P. atlantica possess compounds with wound healing and antibacterial activity properties.


Key words: Antibacterial activity, wound healing, Pistacia atlantica, Pistacia khinjuk.