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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2015, pp. 143-149
Bioline Code: tc15060
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2015, pp. 143-149

 en ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF DIFFERENT PLANTS EXTRACTS AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS check for this species in other resources ISOLATED FROM SOCCER PLAYER’S SHOES AND KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATIONS ABOUT FOOT HYGIENE OF THE SOCCER PLAYERS
Okmen, A.S.

Abstract


Background: Microorganisms most commonly attack the feet. Bacteria have an easier entry into the athlete’s epidermis. Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , commonly found on the skin or in the nose. The purpose of the study was to research the lack of knowledge on the antibacterial and antioxidant effects of different plants extracts and to report existing knowledge on hygiene of sports equipment and that of soccer players.
Materials and Methods: The bacteria were isolated from soccer player’s shoes (n=28) from Balıkesir Spor soccer team after the competition. Additionally, ten plants were collected from Mugla, Hatay, and Hakkari in Turkey. In antibacterial activity studies, the plant materials were tested by disc diffusion assay. Furthermore, the different plants extracts were studied by ABTS decolourization assay.
Results: The highest antibacterial activity was shown on S. aureus- BFT2 (22 mm) for Hypericum perforatum L. subsp. veranese check for this species in other resources (Schrant) H. Lindb. The different extracts possessed antibacterial activity, and showed MIC effect at 812.5 μg/mL. The antioxidant activities by ABTS assay were in the order of Arbutus andrachne check for this species in other resources (flower) > Arbutus andrachne (leaf) > Anthemis check for this species in other resources sp. (flower) > Crepis sancta check for this species in other resources L. (leaf) > Allium sphaerocephalon check for this species in other resources (root) > Plantago major check for this species in other resources (leaf) > Lavandula steochas check for this species in other resources (flower) > Anthemis sp. (flower) > Urtica dioica check for this species in other resources (leaf) > Lavandula steochas check for this species in other resources (leaf) > Anthemis sp. (leaf) > Hypericum perforatum L. subsp. veranese(Schrant) H. Lindb (flower) > Anthemis chia check for this species in other resources L. (leaf).
Conclusion: Different plant extracts have antimicrobial and antioxidant potential.

Keywords
Soccer player; hygiene; Staphylococcus aureus; medicinal plant; antibacterial, antioxidant

 
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