Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid

Tabrīz, Iran

Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid

Tabrīz, Iran
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Nahaei M.R.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Kalejahi M.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Rahbarfam P.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Dizaj S.M.,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences | Lotfipour F.,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences | Year: 2016

Background: Recently, antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants have attained once more importance due to drug resistance of microbial isolates to common antibiotics as well as fewer side effects and low cost of herbal products comparing to chemical drugs. Eucalyptus globules (E. globulus) has been widely applied as a natural remedy in respiratory tract infections. The present study focused on the evaluation of antibacterial effect of two commercial products of E. globulus against common microbial causes of respiratory tract infections. To this end, two commercial products of E. globules including inhaler and oral soft capsule with standard expiration date, (in three different batch numbers) were purchased from the pharmacy stores of Tabriz city. Methods: The antibacterial efficiency of these products were investigated using Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) and disk diffusion methods against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Pseudomona aeruginosa. Results: Based on the obtained results, these commercial products of E. globules showed significant inhibitory effects against Gram-positive bacteria. The findings also indicated that the Eucalyptus inhaler products had more inhibitory effects than Eucalyptus oral soft capsule, however batch to batch variations were of concern. Conclusion: This research presents optimistic result on using the Eucalyptus as an alternative antibacterial agent against respiratory tract pathogenic microorganisms. © 2016 The Authors.


Nahaei M.R.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Rahbarfam P.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Kalajahi M.,Tabriz Higher Education Institute of Rab Rashid | Dizaj S.M.,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences | Lotfipour F.,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences | Year: 2017

Background: Today, traditional medicine is developed globally as an important source for health care of the world's population. The current study describes the antibacterial activity of thymus commercial products against both Gram-positive including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Gram-negative bacteria including Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Methods: Two commercial products of thymus with standard expiration date (and in three different batch numbers) including anti-aphthous spray and oral drop were purchased from the pharmacies of Tabriz city. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and disk diffusion are used to investigate the antibacterial efficiency of the mentioned products. Results: The results of disk diffusion method showed zones of growth inhibition against S. aureus and S. pyogenes for the investigated products. Based on MICs, thymus oral drop had inhibitory effects against S. aureus, S. pyogenes while anti-aphthous spray showed inhibitory effects against S. aureus, S. pyogenes and P. aeruginosa. The findings also indicated that the thymus anti-aphthous spray had more inhibitory effects than thymus oral drop. Conclusion: This study showed that thymus can be used as an optimistic antibacterial agent against the selected microorganisms. © 2017 The Authors.

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