Effect of Ruta chalepensis L. extracts on some types of bacteria isolated from wound inflammation


  • Ahmed Amrajaa Abdulrraziq Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda, Libya
  • Sami Mohammed Salih Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda, Libya




Ruta chalapensis L, Bacteria, wound inflammation


Bacteria are among the main causes of infection and wound infections because of toxins that may delay the healing process, Which has become resistant to most antibiotics and has been directed towards medicinal plants as alternative treatments. This study, which was conducted in the Plant Pathology Laboratory of the Plant Protection Department of the Faculty of Agriculture, investigated the inhibitory effect of the water extract, ethanol and acetone of Ruta chalepensis L. using several concentrations 50, 100, 150 and 200 mg/ml against four types of bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogenes) isolated from wound inflammation to Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi-Libya by a sensitivity test in the form of Disk diffusion method. then compared with Gentamicin. The results showed that the concentration of 200 mg/ml for all Ruta chalepensis L. extract was the most effective, and the concentration of 50 mg/ml did not show any inhibitory effect on all types of bacteria studied, Streptococcus pyogenes was the most sensitive of all concentrations of extracts with diameters of between (1.3 - 14.3)mm, While Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most resistant to concentrations of all extracts and antibiotics, The results also showed that the ethanol and acetone extracts were superior to the Gentamicin on all bacteria except Escherichia coli.


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Abdulrraziq أ. ا., & Salih س. م. . (2018). Effect of Ruta chalepensis L. extracts on some types of bacteria isolated from wound inflammation. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences, 33(3), 237–245. https://doi.org/10.54172/mjsc.v33i3.245



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