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Antimicrobial Activity of Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Oil against Bacteria Isolated from Children Throat

Submission Date : Sun,March 16,2015
Acceptance Date : Mon,March 30,2015
Publishing Date : Tue,March 31,2015
Type of Paper : Research Article
Mode of Access : Open Access
Author :Amel Ali Sulieman1, Fadwa Mutaseim Eltayeb2, Smah Ahmed Sulieman2, Nazar Abdalazeem Osman1
Affiliation

:1Ahfad Center for science and Technology, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan P.O.Box:167

2School of Health Sciences, Ahfad University for Women, Khartoum, Sudan

Country :Sudan
Contact E-mail: Amel.kanani@gmail.com

Abstract

Traditional medicines became main source of primary health in different part of Sudan as result of cost effectiveness and viability of antibiotic in addition of antibiotic resistance and their side effect.Ginger oil was screened for in vitro antibacterial activity against bacteria isolated from children throat (Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus viridians, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus lichenformis, Bordetella pertussis, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum, and Corynebacterium ulcerans) by disc diffusion method. Ginger oil showed significant effect to the isolated bacteria, concentration at (25μg/ml) showed highest activity to the tested bacteria while no activity was observed at concentration (6.25μg/ml).

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