Antimicrobial Effects of Mentha Pulegium Extract against Staphyloccocus Aureus Bacteria


  • Nehia hussein Biotechnology, Applied Science, University of Technology
  • Zainab Nabeel Biotechnology, Applied Science, University of Technology



Mentha pulegium, Ethanolic extract, Aqueous extract, MIC.


    The effects of aqueous and alcoholic of extracts Mentha pulegium leaves were studied on the growth of strain Staphylococcus aureus that isolated from burns. The Phytochemical analysis of The aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Mentha pulegium leaves show the presence of bioactive constituents like comarins, steroids, tannins, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols  and essential oil. the ethanolic extract show an inhibition zone larger than aqueous extract.Results show that the ethanolic extract inhibits bacterial growth with inhibition zone(30.33mm) but the aqueous extract give an inhibition zone(8mm). In this study, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was detected and the result varies according to the type of extract.


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  • Zainab Nabeel, Biotechnology, Applied Science, University of Technology

    Applied science / biotechnology



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N. hussein and Z. Nabeel, “Antimicrobial Effects of Mentha Pulegium Extract against Staphyloccocus Aureus Bacteria”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 63–68, Nov. 2018, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v29i2.155.

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