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Malva neglecta

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dc.contributor.author Nawas, Tarek
dc.contributor.author Jaafar, Mohammad
dc.contributor.author Abou Raji El Feghali, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Keyrouz, Elias
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T12:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T12:42:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1996-0875 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9833
dc.description.abstract Malva neglecta, a wild plant that grows in different parts of Lebanon, was noted by residents to have soothing effects if taken during episodes of respiratory tract infections. This study was designed to test for the ability of this plant to inhibit bacterial growth and biofilm formation of clinical bacterial isolates. The results showed that while the aqueous extract of the leaves of the plant did not show any antibacterial effect on the tested bacterial isolates, the methanol extract clearly demonstrated an ability to inhibit the growth of the isolates tested. The agar dilution method revealed that the lower concentrations of the methanol extract of M. neglecta inhibited some isolates, but the inhibition was noted to increase with an increase in the concentration of the extract until at a ratio of 0.3 (volume of extract to volume of the agar medium), the growth of all the tested organisms was completely inhibited. The methanol extract of the plant was also capable of inhibiting the formation of biofilms by many of the clinical isolates tested. The active component in the M. neglecta if identified, purified and proved safe for human consumption, may prove to be a new effective antibacterial agent. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Malva neglecta en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a natural inhibitor of bacterial growth and biofilm formation en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Medical Plants Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.issue 24 en_US
dc.article.pages 380-386 en_US
dc.keywords Antibacterial agents en_US
dc.keywords Ethnobotany en_US
dc.keywords Biofilms en_US
dc.keywords Malva neglecta en_US
dc.keywords Medicinal plants en_US
dc.keywords Plant extracts en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5897/JMPR2017.6422 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Keyrouz, E., El Feghali, P. A. R., Jaafar, M., & Nawas, T. (2017). Malva neglecta: A natural inhibitor of bacterial growth and biofilm formation. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 11(24), 380-386. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://academicjournals.org/journal/JMPR/article-abstract/0D9B1C864890 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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