Antibacterial Activity of Two Iraqi Plants from the Family Pinaceae

Abstract

Abstract:Pine is regarded as a remedy of wounds in traditional medicine. Terpene acids like abieticand isopimaric acid are the active constituents which poses antibacterial activities.The hexane fraction of both Pinus halepensis and Cedrus libani was assayed against eightdifferent bacteria of G+ve and G-ve using agar diffusion method. The zones of inhibition weredetermined and compared with the wide spectrum antibacterial ciprofloxacin as a positivecontrol.