publication . Article . 2014

Aroma profile and antimicrobial properties of alcoholic and aqueous extracts from root, leaf and stalk of nettle (Urtica dioica L.).

Kumarss Amini;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, volume 4, pages 220-224 (eissn: 1338-5178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Medicinal plant can be considered as a great source of new antimicrobial agents due to their enormous therapeutic potential and limited side effects. Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) is a widespread and common medicinal plant widely used in traditional medicine. The present study investigates the antimicrobial potency of alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Urtica dioica on some gram positive and negative bacteria and also a particular type of fungi and analyzes the extracts to find the active ingredients by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) method. Results from disc diffusion assay indicated that water extract of root, leaf and stalk had the highest antimicrob...
free text keywords: Urtica dioica, Botany, Antimicrobial, Medicinal plants, Gram-negative bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Stalk, Aroma, Gram-positive bacteria, Aqueous solution, Traditional medicine, Nettle (Urtica dioica L.), alcoholic extract, aqueous extract, antimicrobial properties, GC-MS, Microbiology, QR1-502
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