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Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 383-386
Antibacterial Activity of Mentha pulegium L. from Turkey
Murat Aycan, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Mustafa Yildiz, Department of Field Crops, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Selcen Darcin, Department of Field Crops, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey
Kenan Tunc, Department of Biology, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
Aysegul Hos, Department of Biology, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
Elif Dundar, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Received: Oct. 21, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 29, 2015;       Published: Dec. 2, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.20150306.11      View  4265      Downloads  127
In this research, the antibacterial activity of crude extracts obtained from leaves of pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium L.) plant against Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 and Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228 was investigated. Acetone and methanol were used as chemical solvents to prepare the extracts of Mentha pulegium L. The determination of antibacterial activity was performed by using disc diffusion method. For each extract, its own solvent was utilized as negative control. Standard antibiotic discs (Clindamycin, Tetracycline and Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid) were also used as positive control. The results of present study showed that the crude extracts of Mentha pulegium L. prepared in acetone and methanol had antibacterial activity against test microorganisms and the most antibacterial effect was observed against Staphylococcus epidermidis. It was determined that the extract of Mentha pulegium L. (6400 µg/disc) has more antibacterial activity against E. faecalis and S. epidermidis than Tetracycline (10 µg/disc) and has more antibacterial activity against E. coli than Clindamycin (10 µg/disc). However it was found that antibacterial activity of Mentha pulegium L. extract (6400 µg/disc) was close to Tetracycline (10 µg/disc) for E. coli and S. aureus and was close to Clindamycin (10 µg/disc) for E. faecalis.
Antibacterial Activity, Mentha pulegium L., Pennyroyal
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Murat Aycan, Mustafa Yildiz, Selcen Darcin, Kenan Tunc, Aysegul Hos, Elif Dundar, Antibacterial Activity of Mentha pulegium L. from Turkey, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 383-386. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20150306.11
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