Antimicrobial Activity of the Aqueous Extract of Mint Plant
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 110-113
Received: May 15, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
Views 3190      Downloads 635
Basheer A. Al-Sum, Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University
Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj, Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University
Article Tools
Follow on us
In the present study, an antimicrobial activity of the Aqueous extract of Mentha species was assessed using both well diffusion and microdilution method in multi-well micro-titer plates. Mint extract investigated for its antibacterial activity against seven selected pathogenic bacteria: Bacillus fastidiosus, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Salmonella choleraesuis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia odorifera. Menth extract at different concentrations (1:1, 1:5, 1:10, and 1:20) was active against all tested bacteria except for S.aureus, and the highest inhibitory effect was observed against S. mutans using the well diffusion method. Antibacterial activity of Aqueous extracts of selected commonly used Mint were screened against multi drug resistant bacteria ,which concludes that their extracts can be used against multi drug resistance bacteria capable of causing both nosocomial and community acquired infections.
Mint, Aqueous Extracts, Antimicrobial Activity
To cite this article
Basheer A. Al-Sum, Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj, Antimicrobial Activity of the Aqueous Extract of Mint Plant, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 110-113. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20130203.19
Abascal , K. and Yarnell E. ( 2003) . Herbs and drug resistance . Herbal Gram The Journal of the American Botanical Council. 237-241.
Coates, A., Hue, Y., Bax, R., Page, C. (2002). The future challenges facing the development of new antimicrobial drugs. Nat Rev. Drug Discov 1:895-910.
Collins, C.H., Lynes, P.M. and Grange, J.M. (1995). Microbiological Methods, 7th ed. Butterwort, Heineman Ltd, Britain Pp 175-190.
De ,N., and Ifeoma, E. (2002). Antibacterial effects of components of the bark extracts of neem (Agadiracta indica , A. Juss). Technol. Dev. 8:23-28.
Derrida, M. (2003). What is bitter melon (Momordica charantia)?. business/messages/40688.html.
Gardiner, P. (2000). Peppermint (Mentha piperitia). Web/herbal/ peppermint/peppermint.cis.PDF.
Gislene, G.F., Juliana, L., Paulo, C.F. and Giuliana, L.S.(2000): Antibacterial activity of plant extracts and phytochemicals on Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 31,247-256.
Newman, D.J., Cragg, G.M. and Snader, K.M. (2000). The influence of natural products upon drug discovery. Natural product Res, 17, 215-234.
Odeyemi, A.T. and Fagbohun,E.D. (2005). Antimicrobial activities of the extracts of the peels of Dioscorea cyensis L. J. f. Appl. and Environ. Sci. 1:37-42.
Rosina, K., Barrira, I., Mohd, A., Shazi, S., Anis, A., Manazir, S.A., Mashiatullah, S. and Asad, U.K. (2009). Antimicrobial activity of five herbal extracts against muti-drug reserve (MDR) strains of Bacteria and Fungi of clinical origin. Molecule14:586-597.
Suree, N. and Pana, L. (2005). Antibacterial activity of crude ethanolic extracts and essential oils of spices against Salmonellae and other Enterobacteriacea. KMITL Sci. Tech. J, 5 (3):527-538.
Thongson, C., Davidson, P. M., Mahakarnchanakul, W., & Weiss, J. (2004). Antimicrobial activity of ultrasound-assisted solvent-extracted spices. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 39 (5):401-406.
Tumah, H. (2005). Fourth-generation cephalosporins: In vitro activity against nosocomial Gramnegative bacilli compared with beta-lactam antibiotics and ciprofloxacin. Chemotherapy, 51(2-3): 8085.
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186