The study of Antibacterial activity of fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) Seeds extract.

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11/5/2014 1:06 PM

The study of Antibacterial activity of fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) Seeds extract.


Mayssaa E. Abdalah( Dept. of Medical Microbiology and BiotechnologyCollege of pharmacy/ University of Al- Mustansriya)


Abstract

It has been well known since ancient times that medicinal plants have antimicrobial activity because of the presence of substances, therefore they become important sources of drugs production. Trigonellafoenum-graecum is the scientific name of the plant and Fenugreek is the common name used in Iraq and local Arab people specilizied the seeds extract in many drugs to help In this study on the seeds extract of Fenugreek, with used the determined by using agar diffusion method to mesurmant the antibacterial activity on bacterial isolates that isolate from different sources: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeuroginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris ,Klebsiella pneumoniae.
The aqueous extract of Fenugreek seeds with concentrations 1000, 500 and 250 mg/ml that inhibition growth of the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes.
So the methanolic extract of fenugreek seeds with concentrations 1000, 500, 250 and 125 mg/ml that inhibition the growth of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
So the aqueous extract for the fenugreek seeds was less active then methanolic extract against the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
From this study we support the use of fenugreek seeds as anatural extract was active against the pathogenic bacteria and may have arole as apharmaceutical and treatment from infectious diseases.



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