ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L. GEMMOTHERAPIC EXTRACT

Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XVII
Written by Ivan PAULIUC, Dorica BOTAU

The antibacterial activity of a gemmotherapic extract of Momordica charantia L., was investigated against 5 species of bacteria, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus faecalis, Serratiamarcescens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and B. cereus v. mycoides, using the well diffusion assay. The extract was prepared from young buds of M. charantia, in according to the gemmotherapic principles. The result revealed that the extract had a significant inhibitory activity against Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa but moderate on the other species at a concentration of 50mg/mL. The results are indicating that the gemmotherapic extracts can be a viable alternative to the modern extraction techniques.

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Pauliuc I., Botau D. 2013, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L. GEMMOTHERAPIC EXTRACT. Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XVII, ISSN 2285-1364, 57-60.


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