specialty journal of medical research and health science
Antibacterial Potential of Mentha piperita Leaves and Stem Extracts Against Food Borne Bacterial Pathogens
Javid Ali, Arshad Hussain, Ziaurehman, Farhat Ali Khan, Mujahid Sher2, Alija Baig
The current study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial activities of Mentha piperita stem and leaves extracts in (n-hexane, methanol, ethanol, acetone, chloroform and water). Agar disc diffusion techniques were employed for determination of antimicrobial activities. Methanol leaves extract showed the highest zone of inhibition against E. coli (18±2 mm) and S. aureus (17±1 mm) as compared to other bacterial strains, while it showed the lowest activity against P. aeruginosa (11±0 mm). Mentha piperita leaves extracts should be utilized as good quality inhibition means to reduce some pathogenic bacteria.