Antibacterial activity of oleo-gum resins of Commiphora molmol and Boswellia papyrifera against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Emad M. Abdallah, Amna S. Khalid, Nazlina Ibrahim

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Abstract

The petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, methanol and water extracts of the oleo-gum resins of two Arabian medicinal plants, Commiphora molmol Engl. ex Tschirch and Boswellia papyrifera Hochst were investigated for their antibacterial activity against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The phytochemical investigation demonstrated the presence of phenolic compounds, alkaloids and saponins in the methanol extracts which is lacking in the petroleum ether and ethyl acetate extracts. The methanol extracts exhibited the highest antibacterial activity whereas the ethyl acetate extracts exhibited some degree of activity and the petroleum ether and water extracts exhibited no or least activity. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranged between 31.25 and 250 μg/ml for oleo-gum resin methanol extract of C. molmol and of B. papyrifera ranged from 62.5 to 500 μg/ml respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalScientific Research and Essays
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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acetates
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Keywords

  • Antibacterial activity
  • Boswellia papyrifera
  • Commiphora molmol
  • MRSA
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Antibacterial activity of oleo-gum resins of Commiphora molmol and Boswellia papyrifera against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). / Abdallah, Emad M.; Khalid, Amna S.; Ibrahim, Nazlina.

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