Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 49-52
Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Menthe Piperita, Artemisa Compestris L and Pelargonium Adoraitissimum Leaves Extracts from North Libya
Latifa Abdulmageed Yarboa, Department Botany, Faculty of Science, Zawia University, Zawia, Libya
Ahmad Belgasem Ibrahim, Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Zawia University, Zawia, Libya
Wedad Melad Al-Adiwish, Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Zawia University, Zawia, Libya
Received: Jun. 30, 2018;       Accepted: Jul. 30, 2018;       Published: Sep. 1, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.bsi.20180303.12      View  355      Downloads  18
Phytochemical screening of the menthe piperita, artemisa compestris L and pelargonium adoraitissimum leave extracts from north Libya revealed the presence of some bioactive components. Various chemical tests showed that the bioactive compounds are found in methanolic extracts of these plants such as flavonoid, alkaloids, resins, terpineol, volatile oils and tannin groups. Saponin is present in Pelargonium adoraitissimum while it is absent in Menthe piperit and Artemisa compestris. The effects of methanolic extracts on some pathogenic: two strains of gram negative bacteria [Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia] and two strains of gram positive bacteria [Staphylococcus aureus and strrptococcus spp.] indiated that the menthe piperita has greater inhibition zone against two tested Gram negative bacteria and strains of gram positive bacteria.
Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial Activity, Medicinal Plants
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Latifa Abdulmageed Yarboa, Ahmad Belgasem Ibrahim, Wedad Melad Al-Adiwish, Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Menthe Piperita, Artemisa Compestris L and Pelargonium Adoraitissimum Leaves Extracts from North Libya, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2018, pp. 49-52. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20180303.12
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