Evaluation of the anti-bacterial effects of ethanolic extract of yarrow (Achillea wilhelmsii) on antibioticresistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus

Journal Title: Journal of Science and today’s world - Year 2015, Vol 4, Issue 6

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance has paved the way for replacing conventional medications with herbal therapies that supposedly have less side- effects. This study is done to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of ethanolic extract of Achillea wilhelmsii L. plant on clinical resistant Staphylococcus aureus.After collecting plants and validate its scientific name by botanists of Agricultural Organization and after drying in the shade, extract of Achillea wilhelmsii plant, was extracted by the vacuum distillation method and different concentrations of the extracts were prepared. Then , Minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration were determined by broth dilution and agar well diffusion. The results showed that the minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of ethanolic extract was in ranges 6.5 and 13 mgml-1.The results of this study show that can be taken yarrow (Achillea wilhelmsii) in herbal medicines groups with antibacterial properties and after evaluating their effects in vivo condition and to identify the active ingredients, as an alternative to synthetic drugs that commonly used to treat infections.

Authors and Affiliations

Abolfazl Jafari Sales, Parviz Malekzadeh, Mahdiyeh Ebrahimzadeh, Khatereh Babayi Kondlaji, Vahid Purabdollah Kaleybar, Azizeh Shadi Dizaji

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Abolfazl Jafari Sales, Parviz Malekzadeh, Mahdiyeh Ebrahimzadeh, Khatereh Babayi Kondlaji, Vahid Purabdollah Kaleybar, Azizeh Shadi Dizaji (2015). Evaluation of the anti-bacterial effects of ethanolic extract of yarrow (Achillea wilhelmsii) on antibioticresistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Science and today’s world, 4(6), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-29554