ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (SPRENGEL) BULLOCK & S. HARRISON AND ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROSCOE
Two Libyan medicinal plants (Eugenia caryophyllus and Zingiber officinalis) were tested. Solvents used for the extraction were ethanol, acetone and chloroform. The extracts were screening for their antimicrobial potential activity against four pathogenic bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Staphylococcus aureus). The experiment was conducted in vitro by using the well diffusion method. The strongest activities were showed by ethanol extract of Zingiber officinalis against S. aureus with 20 mm inhibition zone and acetone and chloroform extracts of Eugenia caryophyllus with an inhibition zone of 20 and 28 mm, respectively.
Bogdadi, H.A.A., Hamdo, S.M.A. and Hamed, M.A.A. (2013). ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (SPRENGEL) BULLOCK & S. HARRISON AND ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROSCOE. Acta Hortic. 997, 231-233