Comparison of Antimicrobial Activity of Both Seeds and Leaves Extract of Two Type of Cucurbitapepo L. (Iraqi&Chinese)


The seeds and leaves ethanol extracts have been prepared for Iraqi and Chinese cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) and the antimicrobial activity of these extracts were evaluated , all alcohol extracts were showed antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus , Pseudomonas aerugenosa , Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. Gram positive bacteria were more sensitive than other microorganisms, all microbial isolates had antibiotic multi resistance. The results were not showed differences between seeds and leaves extracts activity for each pumpkin types while Iraqi pumpkin extracts were more active than Chinese pumpkin extracts. The minimal inhibitory concentrations of Iraqi pumpkin seeds and leaves extracts and Chinese pumpkin seeds extract was 20 mg/ml against S.aureus while the highest concentrations were 70 mg /ml and 60mg /ml at Chinese leaves and seeds extracts against P.aerugenosa and C.albicans respectively .