Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of
Different Extract of Moringa oleifera Leaves – An
|Submission Date||: Sun,March 15,2015|
|Acceptance Date||: Mon,March 24,2015|
|Publishing Date||: Tue,March 31,2015|
|Type of Paper||: Research Article|
|Mode of Access||:Open Access|
|Author||:Nazar Abdalazeem Osman1, Zeinab Khalid Mohamed Ali2, Nigoud Yagoub Shams Elden2, Sabreen Adam Abd Elrahman2|
|Affiliation||:1Ahfad University for Women, Ahfad Center for science and Technology, Omdurman, Sudan, P.O.Box:167, Omdurman, Sudan
2Ahfad University for Women, School of Health Sciences, Khartoum, Sudan
Moringa oleifera is a very useful tree in tropical countries; use to treat different human health problems. It had wide range of antimicrobial properties which have been investigated by a number of studies.water, ethanolic, methanolic and petroleum ether of Moringa oleifera leaf extract were screened for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activity against selected common human pathogens in Sudan by disc diffusion method.
The extracts showed significant effect on the tested organisms. Water extract showed maximum zone of inhibition against Staphylococcus albus , methanolic extract was only extract showed activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa , ethanolic extract showed maximum inhibition against Salmonella spp and Yersinia enterocolitica . Petroleum ether extract was the lowest extract showed activity against tested.