Journal of Medical Bacteriology 2016. 5(3-4):41-44.

Antimicrobial Effects of Medicinal Plants Collected in Zabol, Iran, on Pathogenic Food Pathogenic Bacteria
Mohammad Amin Mashhady, Barat Ali Fakheri, Saeide Saeidi, Mehdi Hassanshahian, Javad Abkhoo


Background:  A large number of plants are used for treatment of diseases because of their antimicrobial activities. This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial effects of some plants on the food pathogenic bacteria.

 Methods: Plant extracts were obtained using the rotary system, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) by diluting method against bacteria was determined.

 Results:  Results showed that the lowest MIC of the Peganum harmala was 3.1 ppm and the highest inhibitory concentration was 6.25 ppm for inhibiting the Vibrio cholerae.

Conclusion:  The present study confirms the use of this extract as an antibacterial agent. Further research is required to evaluate the practical value of its therapeutic application.


Antimicrobial activity; Food pathogen; Plant extract

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