Antimicrobial Effect of Pomegranate Peel Extract on Some Pathogenic Microorganisms
Suhad A. Ahmed , Nagham H. Abood , Dr.Abbas A. Al-Janabi
Abstract

A different concentration of pomegranate peel extract were prepared (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5mg/ml) and tested their effect on the growth of some pathogenic microorganisms including (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaricus, Candida tropicalis and Candida albicans). The results showed a significant sensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaricus, Candida tropicalis and Candida albicans to the concentrations starting from 0.3mg/ml except E. coli which exhibited significant sensitivity to the concentration 0.2mg/ml. The yeast isolates showed a significant sensitivity to the pomegranate peel extract start from 0.4mg/ml concentration.
Key words: punica granatum, peel extract, pathogenic microorganism