Propolis an Antibacterial Agent Against Clinical Isolates of Wound Infection

Authors(2) :-Dr. Farida Iftikhar, Dr. Rashid Mahmood

Propolis is a resinous mixture that is collected by the honeybees from the plants. The physical character of propolis generally has been used by honeybees to protect their hive but it has several beneficial properties for human beings. In the present study four different propolis samples were collected and subjected for extraction using ethanol (95%) as solvent. Their antimicrobial effect was evaluated against different bacterial strains isolated from wound infected patients at a local hospital in Islamabad including S. aures,  E. coli,  P. aeruginosa and K. pneumonia by agar well diffusion technique.Two strains i.e. S. aures (ATCC No. 25923) and E. coli (ATCC No. 25922) were used as control. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was also determined by agar well diffusion technique.  In addition, the bioactive compounds and functional groups of the extracts were determined by paper chromatography and Spray methods. The results obtained indicated that ethanol extracts of the propolis showed antimicrobial Effect. Our finding concerning to the chemical analysis of the propolis exhibited the presence of flavonoid, tannin, steroid, alcohol and alkaloid in extracts. Overall, propolis has antimicrobial effect with different spectrum and therefore, it might consider a potent candidate for treatment of several clinical scenarios.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Farida Iftikhar
PSO, Honeybee Research Institute, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Rashid Mahmood
PSO, Honeybee Research Institute, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan

Propolis, Compositions, Antimicrobial, Effect, MIC

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 6 | November-December 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-12-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Dr. Farida Iftikhar, Dr. Rashid Mahmood, " Propolis an Antibacterial Agent Against Clinical Isolates of Wound Infection, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.47-52, November-December-2015.
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