Antimicrobial Effect of 15 Medicinal Plant Species and their Dependency on Climatic Conditions of Growth in Different Geographical and Ecological Areas of Fars Province

AUTHORS

Abbas Abdollahi 1 , * , Mehdi Fasihi-Ramandi 2 , S. Amin Kouhpayeh 3 , Sohrab Najafipour 1 , Mohammad H. Meshkibaf 4 , Majid Naghdi 5 , Elaheh Ahmadi 6

1 Department of Microbiology, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 PhD student of Biotechnology, Baqiyatallah university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Pharmacology, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

4 Department of Biochemistry, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

5 Department of Anatomy, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

6 Department of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Iran

How to Cite: Abdollahi A, Fasihi-Ramandi M, Kouhpayeh S A, Najafipour S, Meshkibaf M H, et al. Antimicrobial Effect of 15 Medicinal Plant Species and their Dependency on Climatic Conditions of Growth in Different Geographical and Ecological Areas of Fars Province, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(5):e93466.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (5); e93466
Published Online: January 08, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 02, 2011
Accepted: August 01, 2011
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Abstract

Background: The effects of medicinal plants are variable in different conditions. Here, the antimicrobial effect of 15 medicinal plant species and their dependency on the climatic condition of growth in different geographical and ecological areas of Fars Province were studied.
Materials and Methods: In This empirical study, the antimicrobial effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of 15 medicinal plant species was examined against standard bacterial strains comparing to conventional therapeutic antibiotics using disk diffusion assay and serial broth dilution. 
Results: All Extracts were effective against S.aureus ATCC 25923 growth also Peganum harmala, Myrtus communis, Mentha pulegium, Mentha spp, and Zataria multiflora extracts were observed to have antimicrobial activity against E.coli ATCC 25922. This antimicrobial activity had partially similar results, comparing to conventional antibiotics
Conclusion: Medicinal plants produce various amounts of antimicrobial substances under the climatic and ecological conditions of each zone, which must be considered in manufacturing herbal medicines.

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