A Study of Anti-Microbial Effect of Pycnocycla Spinosaś Fruit Extracts

Jalali, M and Abedi, D and Asghari, GH.R and Rezaie, Z (2007) A Study of Anti-Microbial Effect of Pycnocycla Spinosaś Fruit Extracts. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 17 (59). pp. 76-86.

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Background and purpose: Infectious diseases account for approximately one-half of all deaths in tropical country. In developed country, despite the progress made on the control of disease, incidence of epidemics due to drug resistant microorganisms and unknown diseases spreading microbes pose enormous public health concerns. On the other hand, in spite of improvements in food production hygiene, food safety is increasingly an important health issue. There is, therefore, still a need for new antimicrobial agent to reduce or eliminate foodborne pathogen as well as food spoilage microorganisms. Historically, plants play a major role in primary health-care as therapeutic remedies in developing countries. The screening of plant extracts has been of great interest to scientists for the discovery of new drugs effective in the treatment of infectious disease. Umbelleferea is known to be a potential source for the antimicrobial agents. The present study attempts to investigate the antimicrobial activity of Pycnocycla spinosa as a member of Umbelleferea against selected microorganisms. Materials and Methods: The plants were collected from Isfahan and different solvent extracts of plants were prepared. Then, the antimicrobial activity of extract was determined, using disk diffusion method. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined by tube dilution method. Results: Results demonstrated that different extracts of plants indicate antimicrobial activity against bucillu subtilis, aspergiluse niger and candida albicans. Generally, the antimicrobial activity of the plant�s fruit extracts is considered medium. Conclusion: Pycnocycla spinosa fruit's extract showed medium antimicrobial activity. Hydroalcoholic extract of the fruit demonstrated higher antimicrobial activity. This may reflect a low concentration of active components in extracts. Further studies are needed to investigate antimicrobial activity of the plant's essential oil and other parts of the plant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial, Extract, Pycnocycla spinosa
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:52
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 17:52
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3203

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