Assessment of the antimicrobial and free radical scavenging activities of Moluccella spinosa, Helichrysum sanguineum, and Styrax officinalis folkloric medicinal plants from Palestine

dc.contributor.author Jaradat, Nidal
dc.contributor.author Al‑Masri, Motasem
dc.contributor.author Naser Zaid, Abdel
dc.contributor.author Hussein, Fatima
dc.contributor.author Shadid, Khalid Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Al‑Rimawi, Fuad
dc.contributor.author Shayeb, Khaled
dc.contributor.author Sbeih, Afnan
dc.contributor.author Eid, Alia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-23T19:58:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-23T19:58:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-26
dc.description.abstract The emergence of pathogenic microbes with increased resistance to established antibiotics provides a major incentive for the discovery of new antimicrobial agents. Herbals may provide valuable solutions for this global problem. In addition, the replacement of harmful synthetic antioxidants with natural ones may prevent various serious diseases. The present investigation describes for the first time the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of the aqueous and organic extracts of Helichrysum sanguineum, Moluccella spinosa and Styrax officinalis plants aerial parts. The free radical scavenging activity was estimated using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl method, while the antimicrobial activity was evaluated against selected microbial strains from American Type Culture Collection and clinical isolates such as Shigella sonnie, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcuss feacium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Epidermophyton floccosum and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using minimum inhibitory concentration assay. A mixture of phytochemical compounds was found in all of the studied plants extracts which also showed remarkable potentials of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. The current study provides initial data that justify the use and importance of these plants in the Palestinian traditional medicine. In addition, it provides evidence that the aqueous and organic extracts of H. sanguineum, M. spinosa and S. officinalis exhibited interesting antioxidant activity comparing with Trolox. Furthermore, the organic extract of H. sanguineum strongly exhibited bacterial growth of S. aureus, E. faecium and MRSA which suggested to be used as antibiotic alternative or as sufficient natural food preservative. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors acknowledge the assistance of the technicians Mohamad Arar and Linda Esa. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2662-4060
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/5080
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Helichrysum sanguineum en_US
dc.subject Moluccella spinosa en_US
dc.subject Styrax officinalis en_US
dc.subject Antibacterial en_US
dc.subject Antifungal en_US
dc.subject Antioxidant en_US
dc.title Assessment of the antimicrobial and free radical scavenging activities of Moluccella spinosa, Helichrysum sanguineum, and Styrax officinalis folkloric medicinal plants from Palestine en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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