Antimicrobial activity of petroleum ether and methanolic extracts from fruits of Seseli devenyense Simonk. and the herb of Peuce
Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 28, No. 4, Pages 257-259
Jaroslaw Widelski1*, Agnieszka Grzegorczyk2, Anna Malm2,
Ioanna Chinou3, Kazimierz Głowniak4
1 Department Pharmacognosy with Medicinal Plant Unit, Medical University of Lublin, 1 Chodzki, 20-093, Lublin, Poland
2 Department Pharmaceutical Microbiology with Laboratory of Microbiological Diagnostics, Medical University of Lublin, 1 Chodzki, 20-093, Lublin, Poland
3 Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Product, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Greece
4 Department of Cosmetology, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Kielnarowa 386a, 36-020 Tyczyn, Poland
Plants of the Apiaceae family usually contain coumarins. These are used worldwide in traditional medicine, as well as in modern therapeutics. The aim of our study was to determine the antimicrobial activity of four extracts (methanolic and petroleum ether extracts) obtained from two Apiaceae species: Seseli devenyense (fruits) and Peucedanum luxurians (herb).
The activity of the investigated extracts was tested against 7 strains of Gram+ bacteria, and 7 strains of Gram-, as well as three of yeast. The results of this show that the best activity of such extracts (specifically, by way of petroleum ether) was seen as being against Staphylococcus aureus strains.