• Comparison of Antımicrobial Activity of Methanol and Ethanol Extracts of Abelmoschus Moschatus Dry Flowers

    Türkan Kutlu, Işıl Yıldırım, Sevda Kırbağ

    Abstract: Today, many antimicrobial studies are made from herbal products. Plants products have been shown to inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. A number of these agents appear to have structures andmodes of action that are distinct from those of the antibiotics in current use, suggesting that cross resistance with agents already in use may be minimal. Abelmosclus moscchatus is in family Malvaceae. Abelmoschus moschatus leaves and seeds are considered as valuable traditional medicine. In this study; was aimed to compare the antimicrobial activity of methanol and ethanol extracts of Abelmoschus moschatus dry flowers. We used the following microorganisms in this study: Staphylococcus aureus COWAN 1, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Candida albicans FMC 17. Plant samples 2/10 (g.mL-1) ratio were extracted with methanol and ethanol. Microorganisms were grown in culture medium. Antimicrobial activity was determined by disk diffusion method. In this study, the methanolic extract had a comparable activity against the standard; while E.coli showed identical activity against the standard, the other species being of higheractivity than the standard. Ethanolic extracts showed lower antimicrobial activity according to extracted obtained with methanol. They showed lower activity values exceptfor S. aureus.

    Keywords: Antimicrobial Activity, Abelmoschus Moscchatus.

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