Balanites aegyptica leave extracts inhibited the growth of some human bacterial pathogens: In vitro study and GCMS analysis

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Ayman S. H. Taher-Bufarwa
Salwa I. Abdulla-Eltawaty
Sanad S. Elhddad
Salha F. Ben-Gweirif

Keywords

Balanites aegyptica, Multi-drug resistant bacteria, GC-MS.

Abstract

For searching for a solution to eliminate pathogens and get out of the circle of their increasing resistance to common antibiotics. This study tested different genera and species of human pathogenic bacteria for their sensitivity towards the extract of leaves of Balanites aegyptica. Water, methanol, and chloroform were used as solvents for extraction. Standard methods were used for carrying out the susceptibility tests. Varied results were shown in this study, and promising activity has been shown against three of the most worldwide problematic bacterial pathogens; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa, especially with the minimum inhibitory concentrations shown of 3.125 mg, 25 mg, and 100 mg, respectively. This study introduces the Balanites aegyptica leaves as a good resource for new promising antibacterial agents.

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