The Study of Antibacterial Activity of Capparis Spinosa Flowers


Cappris spinosa has active compounds make it has antibacterial properties. Antibacterial effects of different concentrations ranging from (125-1000mg/ml) of hexane and methanol extracts of capparis spinosa flowers was determined by using agar well diffusion method in clinical strains: Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Eseherichia coli, Proteus sp., Entero coccus sp., Lactobacillus sp., Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus sp.Methanol extract of capparis spinosa flowers was the most active than hexane extract. The activity of capparis spinosa determined by measuring inhibition zone as following: Lactobacillus sp., Escherichia coli, Streptoccus sp. and Staphylococcus aures showed inhibition zone at concentration of 125 -1000mg/ml. Klebsiella sp., Spedomonas arruginosa and Entero coccus sp. Showed inhibition zone of 500-1000mg/ ml. it was no inhibition zone for Proteus sp.Hexane extract of Capparis spirosa flowers was less active than methanol extract against tested bacteria.Lactobacillus sp., Staphylococcus aureus coli and Streptococcus sp. Showed inhibition zone at concentrations 150- 1000 mg/ ml while Eseherichia coli, aureas and Klebsiella sp. Showed sensitivity at concentration 1000mg/ml. There was no inhibition zone for Pseudomonas arruginosa, Enterococcus sp. And Proteus these results support the notion that plant extracts may have a role as pharamaceutical and preservatives.