Antimicrobial Potential of Plant Seed Extracts against Multidrug Resistant Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MDR-MRSA)

E. S. Karthy, P. Ranjitha, A. Mohankumar


Based on ethnopharmacological information, four different varieties of seeds were obtained from authentic seed
suppliers. Ethanol, methanol, acetone, chloroform and petroleum ether seed extracts were assessed for antibacterial
activity against wound isolates of Multi Drug Resistant - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MDR-MRSA).
Ethanol, methanol and acetone extracts of Moringa oleifera, Elettaria cardamomum and Tamarindus indica seeds
showed more effective anti MRSA activity than Artocarpus heterophyllus. In addition Moringa oleifera seed extracts
may have the potential to restore the effectiveness of $\beta$-lactam antibiotics against MRSA.

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International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

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