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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2013, 23(3): 190-195 Back to browse issues page
Study of antimicrobial activity of Scrophularia striata boiss
Abdolreza Ardeshiry Lajimi *1, Mostafa Rezaie Tavirani2, Sedigheh Sadat Ahmadi3, Maliheh Entezari4, Seyed Mohammad Mahdavi3
1- PhD Candidate of Biophysics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran , r_ardeshiry@yahoo.com
2- Proteomics Research Center (PRC), Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- PhD Candidate of Biophysics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran
4- Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (7595 Views)
Background: The use of herbal medicine has a long history. In order of unveiling of the side effects of chemical drugs, human tried to use the natural resources to supply drugs. In this study, antimicrobial effect of Scrophularia striata aquatic extract on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were studied and compared with the effects of tetracycline.
Materials and Methods: In this basic- applied, the aqueous extract was prepared from the sterile and unsterile leaves and fruits of Scrophularia striata. Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli after colony counting and determining dilution were cultured on known concentrations of the extract containing mediums and their effects on bacterial growth was assessed after 24 h by measurement of turbidity.
Results: Eighty percent of bacterial growth was inhibited by the extract, compared with 100% of control. The inhibitory effects of low concentrations of the extract were more than tetracycline.
Conclusion: This study showed that the aquatic extract of Scrophularia striata could be a good candidate as an alternative or supplement to antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
Keywords: Scrophularia striata extract, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Antimicrobial effect
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Received: 2013/09/22
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Ardeshiry Lajimi A, Rezaie Tavirani M, Ahmadi S S, Entezari M, Mahdavi S M. Study of antimicrobial activity of Scrophularia striata boiss. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2013; 23 (3) :190-195
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Volume 23, Issue 3 (fall 2013) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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