In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of the Volatile Oil of <i>Nigella Sativa</i> Linn Seeds

Authors

  • Nazma Ara Department of Pharmacology, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • SAR Choudhury Department of Pharmacology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Ruhul Amin Department of Microbiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v18i2.3177

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Nigella Sativa

Abstract

The in-vitro antimicrobial activity of the Volatile oils of Nigella Sativa Linn Seeds was tested against fifteen pathogenic microbial strains includung three gram-positive, eleven gramnegative and a yeast Candida albicans. The volatile oil showed strong sensitivity to all the organisms. The zone of inhibition was found 13-32mm at a dose of 600μg/disc. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the volatile oil was also determined against Staph. Aureus ATCC and E.coli ATCC were found 187μg/ml and 375μg/ml respectively.  

doi: 10.3329/taj.v18i2.3177

TAJ 2005; 18(2): 109-112

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Ara, N., Choudhury, S., & Amin, R. (2009). In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of the Volatile Oil of <i>Nigella Sativa</i> Linn Seeds. TAJ: Journal of Teachers Association, 18(2), 109–112. https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v18i2.3177

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