Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Commiphora myrrha against antibiotic resistant clinical pathogens

Janbee shaik, Vishakha K, Ramyasree D


There are many plants used by tribunal people as an anti bacterial, among them myrrh is the one which is commonly used. Myrrh is an oleo gum resin obtained from the plant
Commiphora myrrha belongs to the family Burceraceae. It can adhere to intestines because
of its resinous nature and it reduces the acidity in small intestines. Generally, the resin is
collected from bark and stem of the plant by the process incision. In present study ethyl
acetate extract of Commiphora myrrha was used for the evaluation of Anti bacterial activity
against three Gram negative organisms and two Gram positive organisms. The method used
in evaluation of Anti bacterial activity was serial dilution and Agar Diffusion method. The
antibacterial activity was calculated in terms of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and
minimum bacterial concentration (MBC). The antibacterial activity was compared with
marketed antibiotic.


Antibacterial,Commiphora myrrha,MIC,Oleogum resin

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.3.3.2


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