Antibacterial activity of camel whey in combination with various medicinal plant extracts
Lubna Abdallah, Muath Almanasrah, Mohammad Taradeh, Motasem Khasib, Mohammed Haddad and Kareem Jabir
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antibacterial potential ofethanol and water extracts fromBallotaundulata, Ruta chalepensis and Urtica urensin combination with camel whey proteins. The bioactivity of all samples was testedagainst Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Disk diffusion method was used to examine the antibacterial potential for all combinations. For further antibacterial investigation, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were measured by micro-broth dilution method. The obtained results showed that ethanol extracts of B. undulata and R. chalepensis were the most active. Synergistic antibacterial activity was observed for whey and ethanol extracts of B. undulata and R. chalepensis. The MIC and MBC values for these two combinations against S. aureus were equal to 1.56 and 12.5 mg/ml respectively. The obtained results form a platform for further studies on other combinations between camel whey and other plant extracts.
Lubna Abdallah, Muath Almanasrah, Mohammad Taradeh, Motasem Khasib, Mohammed Haddad, Kareem Jabir. Antibacterial activity of camel whey in combination with various medicinal plant extracts. J Med Plants Stud 2017;5(3):50-55.