Anti-Bacterial Properties of Datura metel Leaves Extract
The Journal of Environmental studies (JES)
Vol.IV: 69-76 (4), 8 pages
Work-related accidents cause serious infections to thousands of wounds victim and also burns that may extend to the whole victim's body and this requires a major health care needs consumption of large quantities of antibiotics, which may not be available for so many people, as a result of abundance of these wounds, burns. Favorable conditions for growth of several pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The aim of the research was to find natural alternatives for medical supplies used in the treatment and study of the efficiency of leaves of the herbal plant Datura metel in inhibiting bacterial growth infecting wounds and burns. This study is in concerned with the identification of the minimum inhibitor concentration (MIC) and measuring the area of the Inhibition zone to different concentrations of the extract to different pathogenic bacteria.
Datura metel, Herbal Medicines, Antibacterial Activity, Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), Inhibition Zone.