Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Anti-Bacterial Effect of Mentha Spicata L. Essential Oil on Eight Standard Species of Gastro Intestinal Pathogens

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Anti-Bacterial Effect of Mentha Spicata L. Essential Oil on Eight Standard Species of Gastro Intestinal Pathogens

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Background: Nowadays resistance to antibiotics and their side effects has encountered the human with a big problem. As a result, tend to use anti-bacterial compounds of plant origin has been increased. Mint plant scientifically called Mentha spicata L. has been a matter of research and debate for its pharmaceutical and antibacterial effects by a number of researchers. We aimed to study antibacterial effects of Mentha spicata L on 8 standard bacterial strains.

Methods: In this experimental study, the essential oil was extracted by steam distillation using clevenger apparatus. Using broth micro-dilution testing, minimum inhibitory con- centration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of mint essential oil were determined against 8 stand- ard bacterial strains. This exam was repeated for three times. The results were analyzed by SPSS, v. 16 using one-way ANOVA, LSD and T statistical tests.

Results: The MIC tested for Mentha spicata L essential oil showed a significant difference (p <0. …

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