Study of antimicrobial activity of apricot fruits extracts
Keywords:Armeniaca vulgaris, dried fruit extracts, antimicrobial activity
Topicality. Today, treatment of infectious diseases is considered to be one of the actual problems in pharmacy and medicine. The spectrum of antimicrobial agents used to fight pathogens, due to the developed problem of antibiotic resistance, is steadily narrowing. Therefore, finding new drugs with antibacterial and antifungal activity is an important task.
Aim. To study the antimicrobial activity of Armeniaca vulgaris dried fruit extracts.
Materials and methods. The object of the study were Armeniaca vulgaris dried fruits. The antibacterial and antifungal activity of the extracts was determined in vitro experiments by diffusion into agar (“wells” method).
Results and discussion. The extractable matters content ranges from 2.47 to 7.30 % for alcohol extracts in neutral medium and from 3.78 to 8.03 % in acidified medium. When extracted with methylene chloride, the extractable matters content is much lower. The results of the study of extracts for antimicrobial activity showed that all microorganisms strains are sensitive to the samples.Conclusions. All samples tested have antimicrobial activity against the microorganisms strains used. Most alcoholic extracts obtained by acidification exhibit higher inhibitory activity than neutral samples.
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