Antimicrobial activity of Eucalyptus tereticornis and comparison with daily life antibiotics

Fawad, Sardar Atiq, Mujaddad-Ur-Rehman, Khalid, Nauman and Khan, Siraj Ahmed 2012, Antimicrobial activity of Eucalyptus tereticornis and comparison with daily life antibiotics, International journal of pharmaceutical sciences review and research, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 21-29.

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Title Antimicrobial activity of Eucalyptus tereticornis and comparison with daily life antibiotics
Author(s) Fawad, Sardar Atiq
Mujaddad-Ur-Rehman
Khalid, NaumanORCID iD for Khalid, Nauman orcid.org/0000-0002-8045-199X
Khan, Siraj Ahmed
Journal name International journal of pharmaceutical sciences review and research
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 21
End page 29
Total pages 9
Publisher Global Research Online Publishing House
Place of publication Bangalore, India
Publication date 2012-01
ISSN 0976-044X
Keyword(s) Eucalyptus tereticornis
leave extracted oil
antimicrobial activity
antibiotics
Summary Eucalyptus is a fast growing tree which has shown to possess high degree of resistance against stressed environmental conditions. Eucalyptus tereticornis is widely cultivated in various parts of the world even in Pakistan. The medicinal properties of this tree reside in its oil. The main aim of our study is to check the antimicrobial activity of this valuable tree and to compare it with commercially available antibiotics. Eucalyptus tereticornis oil was extracted from the fresh leaves and branch tips during flowering season from surrounding areas of Hazara University, Pakistan. Different concentrations of oil were checked against Gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 49452), Gram negative bacteria including Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922), Salmonella typhimurium (ATCC 14028) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853), and also against yeast Candiada albican (ATCC 2091). The oil was significantly active against all the microbes studied. The activity of E. tereticornis oil was compared with standard antibiotics Ciprofloxacin (CIP-5 μg), Chloramphenicol (C-30 μg), Tetracycline (TE-30 μg) and Ampicillin (AMP 25-μg). The comparison gives the significant results and proves the antimicrobial efficiency of this valuable plant.
Language eng
Field of Research 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 820209 Ornamentals
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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