Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Staphylococcus aureus

Bioactivity of Curcumin Extract Against of Some Pathogenic Strains

Hamdan Abood Aday

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 10, Pages 2087-2092

Dried powder was extracted with ethanol. Crude ethanolic extract of Curcmin was tested against number of microorganisms (gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), and gram negative bacteria (E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Klebsiella)) . The antibacterial activity of the extract was evaluated against bacteria using disc diffusion method. Results were compared to commercial antibiotics, penicillin. The ethanolic extract showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity and the Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most sensitive bacteria. Further studies on the isolation and characterization of the Curcumin and
its antibacterial properties in progress.