Antimicrobial Activity of Arugula (Eruca Sativa) Leaves on Some Pathogenic Bacteria

  •  Samar Qaddoumi    
  •  Nasser El-Banna    


Arugula (Eruca sativa) is a green leafy vegetable; whose flowers, seed pods and seeds are edible. It’s packed with vital nutrients that can help you step up your health without spending too much money. This study aims to fight pathogenic bacteria whether they affect plants or humans by stopping their growth and work as antibiotics. In the present study, water extract of Arugula leaves was effective against Escherichia coli HAS 11 (19mm) and Staphylococcus aureus HAS 1 (12mm), but no activity was observed against Erwinia amylovora HAS 12 and Bacillus cereus HAS 2. In the case of ethyl acetate extract, no antimicrobial activity against tested microorganisms, Staphylococcus aureus HAS 1, Bacillus cereus HAS 2, Escherichia coli HAS 11 and Erwinia amylovora HAS 12 was seen.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9671
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-968X
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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