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Donnish Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research

December 2014 Vol. 1(2), pp. 008-011

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Original Research Paper


Antistaphylococcal Activity of Henna extracts Lawsonia inermis L.(Lythraceae)


Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary

Department of Microbiolody, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq.

Corresponding Author E-mail: ihsanalsaimary@gmail.com

Accepted 25th November, 2014.



Abstract


Antibacterial activity of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of leaves of henna (Lawsonia inermis L.(Lythraceae)) against Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from clinical cases of acne vulgaris were carried out in this study. Alcoholic extracts were found to be more efficacious than aqueous extracts on staphylococci and Staph. Epidermidis was more susceptible to extract activity than Staph. aureus. The biggest diameter of inhibition zone (22) mm was recorded for 1000 μg /ml of aqueous extract against Staph. epidermidis. The range of minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) for all concentrations was 200-700 μg/ml. In comparison with standard antibiotics, the vancomycin gave the biggest diameter of inhibition zone (28) mm and some antibiotics are not affected on staphylococci.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, Stap.epidermidis, henna, Lawsonia inermis

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Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary. Antistaphylococcal Activity of Henna extracts Lawsonia inermis L.(Lythraceae). Donnish Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research 1(2) 2014 pp. 008-011.


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