NATURAL ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LAWSONIA INERMIS AND INDIGO TINCTORIA AGAINST CLINICALLY ISOLATED MICROORGANISMS


Maha Al Rimawi, Mahmoud Al Masri, Nedaa’ Husein, Arwa N. T. Al-hinnawi, Ola Al Masimi, Lena Sabrah

Abstract


Objective: The present study aimed at evaluating the natural antimicrobial activity of Lawsonia inermis (L. inermis) and Indigofera tinctoria (I. tinctoria) against a reference and pathogenic clinically isolated strains compare with some antibiotics.

Methods: The antimicrobial activity of Lawsonia inermis (red henna) and Indigo tinctoria (black henna) was evaluated against clinically isolated strains from urinary tract and wounds infected patients. The six tested strains namely were Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus fecalis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated by agar diffusion method and microplate dilution for measuring the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). An American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) of bacteria was used as a control for confirming the type of the isolated bacteria.

Results: Both red and black henna showed variable antimicrobial activity against tested bacteria and C. albicans. Alcoholic and oily extracts were more effective than water. Staphylococcus epidermis was significantly affected with water extract of black henna (20±1.1) and red henna (11±0.5). Nigella sativa oil extract with black henna had showed significant synergism effects against some microorganisms as Enterococcus fecalis (40±1.5), P. aeruginosa (15±0.9) and Candida albicans (18±0.6).

Conclusion: Black and red henna had antibacterial and antifungal activities. They exhibited synergistic effects when mixed with black seed oil.


Keywords


Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera tinctoria, Antimicrobial Activity

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Title

NATURAL ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LAWSONIA INERMIS AND INDIGO TINCTORIA AGAINST CLINICALLY ISOLATED MICROORGANISMS

Keywords

Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera tinctoria, Antimicrobial Activity

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2018v10i1.21797

Date

01-01-2018

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 10, Issue 1, 2018 Page: 191-194

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0975-1491

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Maha Al Rimawi
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Jordan

Mahmoud Al Masri
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Nedaa’ Husein
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Arwa N. T. Al-hinnawi
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Ola Al Masimi
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Lena Sabrah
Department of Medical Allied Sciences, Zarqa University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan


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