Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Inhibitory Effects of Garlic Extract on the Growth of Staphylococcus Aureus and Yersinia Enterocolitica

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Inhibitory Effects of Garlic Extract on the Growth of Staphylococcus Aureus and Yersinia Enterocolitica

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Background: Nowadays, plant extracts as antimicrobial ad- ditives have an important role in maintaining the quality of the food products. Previous studies revealed that garlic has antimicrobial effects Therefore, in this study the effect of different concentrations of garlic extracts and powder against pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Yersinia enterocoliti- cahas been evaluated.

Methods: In this research, fresh garlic from Hamadan and the garlic tablet prepared from Exir pharmaceutical company were tested. The minimum inhibitory concentration and min- imum concentration of microbial from the extract and pow- der of garlic on the growth of two microorganisms were measured using standard methods like tube.

Results: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the extract of garlic powder against the microorganisms test- ed was about 20 mgmL-1 and the MBC about 40 mgmL- 1was obtained. …

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