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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 10, No. 6, 2013, pp. 559-562
Bioline Code: tc13168
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2013, pp. 559-562

 en ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS FROM IN VIVO AND IN VITRO PROPAGATED LAMIUM ALBUM check for this species in other resources L. PLANTS
Chipeva, Valentina Aleksandrova; Petrova, Detelina Christova; Geneva, Milena Evgenieva; Dimitrova, Milena Angelova; Moncheva, Penka Angelova & Kapchina-Toteva, Veneta Michova

Abstract

The antimicrobial activity of 18 different extracts from in vivo and in vitro grown L. album check for this species in other resources L. plants was evaluated against clinical bacteria and yeasts using the well diffusion method. All the used extracts demonstrated antibacterial activity, whereas only the water extracts from leaves (in vivo) possessed antifungal activity against Candida albicans check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 72 and Candida glabrata check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 8673 (14 and 20 mm diameter of inhibition zones and MIC 10 mg/ml, respectively). The methanol and ethanol extracts obtained from the in vitro propagated plants had a broader spectrum of antibacterial activity than those from in vivo plants, while the opposite tendency was observed for the chloroform extracts. All tested flower extracts possessed antimicrobial activity. The chloroform extract from in vivo flowers demonstrated the highest activity against E. faecalis check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 3915, S. aureus check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 3703, P. hauseri check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 1339 and P. aeruginosa check for this species in other resources NBIMCC 3700 (22 mm, 13 mm, 11 mm, 23 mm zone diameter of inhibition and MIC 0.313 mg/ml, respectively). The water extracts from leaves (both in vivo and in vitro) possessed higher antibacterial activity than extract from flowers. The obtained results showed that both in vivo and in vitro propagated L. album L. could be used as a source of antibacterial substances.

Keywords
Lamium album; in vitro propagation; plant extracts; antimicrobial activity

 
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