Antibacterial activity of extracts from selected Arabian plants against major human pathogens including multidrug resistant strains
The present study extraction and antibacterial activity of essential oil from eleven plants, Tamarix aphylla L, Rosmarinus officinalis L, Peganum harmala L, Hydnora Africana L, Khaya senegalensis L, Guiera Senegalensis L, Acacia Arabica L, Hibiscus sabdariffa L, Combretum aculeatum L, Punica granatum L and Eucalyptus oblique L from Jazan (Saudi Arabia) have been determined. Essential oil from this plants shows good antibacterial activity between 7 – 17 mm. S. aureus, MRSA, E. coli, B. cereus and S. aureus shows good antibacterial activity against to ethanolic extracted essential oils. Acacia arabica L, Combretum aculeatum L and Punica granatum L shows good Minimum Inhibition concentrations (MIC) and minimum bacterial concentrations (MBC). The essential oils of present study could be used as natural source of antibacterial activity.