Antimicrobial Activity Of Ethanolic Extracts Of Serratula Coronata L. (asteraceae) Introduced In Zhytomyr Polissya


I.V. Ivashchenko

Antimicrobial properties of Serratula coronata L., introduced in Zhytomyr Polissya, were studied against test cultures of Escherichia coli (coliform bacillus) UCM B-906 (ATCC 25922), Staphylococcus aureus(golden staphylococcus) UCM B-904 (ATCC 25923), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (blue pus bacillus) UCM B-900 (ATCC9027), Candida albicans UCM Y-(ATCC 885-653). Serratula coronata L. 40 % ethanol extract showed potent antimicrobial effect against gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Compared with the solvent, MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration) and MBC (minimal bactericidal concentration) increased 32 and 8 times, respectively. The other microorganisms’ cultures demonstrated much lower sensitivity. The study revealed less significant effect of the extract against Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and it failed to display any bactericidal/fungicidal effect against gram-negative strains of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and fungus Candida albicans.The data obtained experimentally show that further study of Serratula coronata L. and its application as the basis for new pharmaceutical anti-staphylococcus preparations may be considered promising and having a great potential.

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