Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Evaluation of Antibacterial Effect of Echium Amoenum Fisch. et Mey.on Multi-Drug Resistance Acinetobacter Baumannii Isolates from Clinical Samples of Burn Wounds

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Evaluation of Antibacterial Effect of Echium Amoenum Fisch. et Mey.on Multi-Drug Resistance Acinetobacter Baumannii Isolates from Clinical Samples of Burn Wounds

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Background: Borage (Echium amoenum Fisch. et Mey), is a wild member of Boraginaceae. This plant grows in different countries and also northern mountains of Iran. This medici- nal plant has largely been used by Iranian folk as a mood enhancer, an anxiolytic, an inflammatory, laxative, emollients and also for treatment of infectious diseases. In this study the methanolic extract of dried flowers of Echium amoenom were tested on the A. baumanii isolates from clinical samples of burn wounds.

Methods: 30 multi-drug resistant A. baumannii strains, which were isolated from burn wounds at Motahari Hospital of Tehran, were selected. The plants were purchased from a famous Atari in Tehran in 2013 and the methanolic extract was prepared by Peculator apparatus. Antibacterial activity of the methanolic extract was evaluated by disc diffusion meth- od based on CLSI protocol 2012.

Results: The mean of diameter of the inhibition zone for different concentrations of extract were; 9.967±6.139 mm at 4000 ppm, 13. …

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