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Antimicrobial and antifungal activities of the extracts and essential oils of Bidens tripartita.

Monika Tomczykowa, Michał Tomczyk, Piotr Jakoniuk, Elzbieta Tryniszewska
DOI: 10.2478/v10042-008-0082-8
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2008;46(3):389-393.

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Vol 46, No 3 (2008)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2008-12-06
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the extracts, subextracts and essential oils of Bidens tripartita flowers and herbs. In the study, twelve extracts and two essential oils were investigated for activity against different Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, E. coli (beta-laktamase+), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL+), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and some fungal organisms Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, Aspergillus fumigatus, A. terreus using a broth microdilution and disc diffusion methods. The results obtained indicate antimicrobial activity of the tested extracts (except butanolic extracts), which however did not inhibit the growth of fungi used in this study. Bacteriostatic effect of both essential oils is insignificant, but they have strong antifungal activity. These results support the use of B. tripartita to treat a microbial infections and it is indicated as an antimicrobial and antifungal agent, which may act as pharmaceuticals and preservatives.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the extracts, subextracts and essential oils of Bidens tripartita flowers and herbs. In the study, twelve extracts and two essential oils were investigated for activity against different Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, E. coli (beta-laktamase+), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL+), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and some fungal organisms Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, Aspergillus fumigatus, A. terreus using a broth microdilution and disc diffusion methods. The results obtained indicate antimicrobial activity of the tested extracts (except butanolic extracts), which however did not inhibit the growth of fungi used in this study. Bacteriostatic effect of both essential oils is insignificant, but they have strong antifungal activity. These results support the use of B. tripartita to treat a microbial infections and it is indicated as an antimicrobial and antifungal agent, which may act as pharmaceuticals and preservatives.
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Title

Antimicrobial and antifungal activities of the extracts and essential oils of Bidens tripartita.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 46, No 3 (2008)

Pages

389-393

Published online

2008-12-06

DOI

10.2478/v10042-008-0082-8

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2008;46(3):389-393.

Authors

Monika Tomczykowa
Michał Tomczyk
Piotr Jakoniuk
Elzbieta Tryniszewska

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