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Against antibacterial and antifungal activity of jojoba wax liquid (Simmondsia chinensis)

Against antibacterial and antifungal activity of jojoba wax liquid (Simmondsia chinensis)
Against antibacterial and antifungal activity of jojoba wax liquid (Simmondsia chinensis)

Introduction: Plants are a rich source of bioactive compounds. Simmondsia chinensis, also known as Jojoba, is the sole member the Simmondsiaceae's family and has been known traditionally for many medical uses. Objectives: Herein we evaluate the value of crude jojoba oil (J.O) as an antimicrobial agent in vitro. Methods: J.O was tested for potential antimicro bial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, P. mirabilis Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Asperigillus flavus. Results: Our results did not show any effect on fungi or yeast. However a significant antibacterial activity was observed against B. subtilis, S. aureus, P. vulgaris, P mirabilis. A high activity was observed for J.O at Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC level of 12.5 mg/ml. Interestingly, S. typhimurium, E. coli and Ps. aeruginosa were found to be highly resistant. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that J.O may have a medicinal potentia as natural antibacterial agent.

Antibacterial, Antimicrobial activity, Jojoba oil, Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), Simmondsia chinesisis
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Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed
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Abuhelal, Shahd
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Al-Abbadi, Hatim
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Khalefah, Nahlaa
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Sobhy, Hanaan
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Abu-Hilal, Mohammad
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Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed
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Elkholy, Thanaa
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Abuhelal, Shahd
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Al-Abbadi, Hatim
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Qahwaji, Dina
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Khalefah, Nahlaa
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Sobhy, Hanaan
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Abu-Hilal, Mohammad
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Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed, Elkholy, Thanaa, Abuhelal, Shahd, Al-Abbadi, Hatim, Qahwaji, Dina, Khalefah, Nahlaa, Sobhy, Hanaan and Abu-Hilal, Mohammad (2019) Against antibacterial and antifungal activity of jojoba wax liquid (Simmondsia chinensis). Pharmacognosy Journal, 11 (1), 191-194. (doi:10.5530/pj.2019.11.31).

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Introduction: Plants are a rich source of bioactive compounds. Simmondsia chinensis, also known as Jojoba, is the sole member the Simmondsiaceae's family and has been known traditionally for many medical uses. Objectives: Herein we evaluate the value of crude jojoba oil (J.O) as an antimicrobial agent in vitro. Methods: J.O was tested for potential antimicro bial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, P. mirabilis Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Asperigillus flavus. Results: Our results did not show any effect on fungi or yeast. However a significant antibacterial activity was observed against B. subtilis, S. aureus, P. vulgaris, P mirabilis. A high activity was observed for J.O at Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC level of 12.5 mg/ml. Interestingly, S. typhimurium, E. coli and Ps. aeruginosa were found to be highly resistant. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that J.O may have a medicinal potentia as natural antibacterial agent.

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Published date: 1 January 2019
Keywords: Antibacterial, Antimicrobial activity, Jojoba oil, Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), Simmondsia chinesisis

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2019 17:30
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Author: Ahmed Al-Ghamdi
Author: Thanaa Elkholy
Author: Shahd Abuhelal
Author: Hatim Al-Abbadi
Author: Dina Qahwaji
Author: Nahlaa Khalefah
Author: Hanaan Sobhy
Author: Mohammad Abu-Hilal

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