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Synergistic Antimicrobial Effect of Tribulus terrestris and Bitter Almond Extracts
Hamid Abtahi , Ali Ghazavi , Masode Karimi
Department of Microbiology, Molecular and Medicine Research Center, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , abtahi@arakmu.ac.ir
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Background : The antimicrobial effects of the extracts of different kinds of plants have been demonstrated in several studies. However, no study has been conducted so far on the synergistic effects of two herbal extracts on their germicidal effects. In this study, in addition to antibacterial effects of the aqueous, methanol or ethanol extracts of Tribulus terrestris and bitter almond on some bacteria, the synergistic effects of the extracts of these two plants were also evaluated.
Materials and Methods : In this experimental study, water, methanol and ethanol extracts of seeds were screened against some bacterial strains. Seeds were extracted by percolation method. Aliquots of the extracts at variable concentrations were then incubated with different bacterial strains, and the antimicrobial activities of the extracts from seeds were determined by MIC. Three antibiotics were used as reference compounds for antibacterial activities. Seeds extract inhibited significantly the growth of the tested bacterial strains.
Results : The greatest synergistic effect of T. terrestris and bitter almond extracts is detected in methanol and aqueous extracts. Among the bacterial strains tested, Staphylococcus aureus was most susceptibility.
Conclusion : The results showed the highest antibacterial effect in the combination of methanol extract of T. terrestris and the aqueous extract of the bitter almond.
Keywords: Antimicrobial, Tribulus terrestris, Bitter almond, Extraction
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Traditional Medicine
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Abtahi H, Ghazavi A, Karimi M. Synergistic Antimicrobial Effect of Tribulus terrestris and Bitter Almond Extracts. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (12) :55-58
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