Antibacterial Activity of Syrian Capparis spinosa. (Capparidaceae) Fruits and Roots

Hala H Deeb, Ola M Alali


The ethanolic extract of Capparis Spinosa. Roots and Fruits were tested for their antibacterial activity against four species of bacteria, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella sp.and Staphylococcus aureus using disc diffusion technique. The extract concentrations of ethanolic roots and fruits extracts used were 0 (control), 125, 250, 500 and 1000 ppm in triplicates along with standard antibiotic, Ciprofloxacine (5 μg), Gentamycine (10 μg). Comparatively, ethanolic roots extracts showed higher activity than ethanolic fruits extracts. The results showed that In 1000 ppm ethanolic roots extract, a maximum of 3.2 cm ZI was observed against Staphylococcus aureus followed by 2.3 cm against Escherichia coli. The maximum ZI of 2.1 cm was recorded in 1000 ppm ethanolic extract of fruits against Pseudomonas aeruginosa followed by 1.5 cm against Bacillus subtilis.

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/9-18-02

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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