Antimicrobial Effects of Mentha Pulegium Extract against Staphyloccocus aureus Bacteria


The effects of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of pulegium leaves were studied on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus burn isolate. The Phytochemical analysis of the aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Mentha pulegium leaves show the presence of bioactive constituents like comarins, steroids, tannins, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols and essential oil. The ethanolic extract shows an inhibition zone larger than aqueous extract. Results show that the ethanolic extract inhibits bacterial growth with inhibition zone(30.33mm) but the aqueous extract give an inhibition zone(8mm). In this study, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) also detected and the result varies according to the type of extract.