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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 209) Last page : ( 211)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00037.8

Screening of Antibacterial Activity In vitro of Styrax officinalis L. Covers of Berries Extracts

Mansour Oussama1,*, Darwish Manal2,  Ghenwaismail3, Ali Eman2, Ali Alhasan2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University, Tartous, Syria

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University, Tartous, Syria

3Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University, Tartous, Syria

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mansouroussama@yahoo.fr

Online published on 18 April, 2016.


This study is conducted to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of one extract of Styrax officinalis L envelopes of berries plant belonging to the Styracae family collected from the coastal area surrounding the city of Lattakia, Syria. Many efforts have been made to discover a new antimicrobial from a variety of sources such as microorganisms, animals and plants. One such source is Folk medicine. Systematic screening of them may result in the discovery of a new effective compound. These extracts are prepared with polar solvent (methanol) by the steeping extraction method. The antimicrobial activity of the extracts is then assessed using the disk diffusion method against gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus), and gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria. The methanolic extracts of Styrax officinalis L envelopes of berries have shown antimicrobial activities against the tested bacteria. The activity is compared with potent broad spectrum antibiotics such as Cefipime, Amikacine and Ceftriaxon.



Styrax officinalis, disk diffusion method, antimicrobial activity, extracts, Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coli.


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