The Biological Activity of Alcoholic Extracts of Cordia myxa Plant Against Klebsiella. Isolated from Infected Patients
Keywords:alcoholic extracts, inhibiton, Cordia myxa, Klebsiella, infections
Plants have been used as drugs by humans since thousands of years ago . The study aimed to investigate the
effectiveness of alcoholic extracts of the fruits , leaves and seeds of Cordia myxa plant against pathogenic
microorganisms (i.e. Klebsiella) . This was done in the laboratories of the Department of Life Sciences /
College of Education in Nasiriya southern of Iraq . The results showed that the alcohol extract of the leaf was
significantly superior to that of the fruit and seed extract. The results also showed that the growth inhibition
and the effectiveness against Klebsiella bacteria was at the average concentration of 300mg / mL 32.66 ±
2.08 , representing the highest inhibitory concentration. It was concluded that leaves of the Cordia myxa is
one of the best parts of the plant that have inhibitory effects on Klebsiella bacteria compared to the fruit and
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