In vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200742
Title:
In vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA.
Authors:
O'Shea, S; Lucey, B; Cotter, L
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
In vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA. 2009, 66 (4):186-9 Br. J. Biomed. Sci.
Journal:
British journal of biomedical science
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200742
PubMed ID:
20095126
Abstract:
The present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the extract is tested against 200 clinically significant Irish Staphylococcus aureus isolates consisting of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and -sensitive (MSSA) S. aureus using a drop test method and a microbroth dilution method. The antibacterial effect is evaluated by measuring the area of the inhibition zone against the isolates. Results proved I. helenium to be 100% effective against the 200 staphylococci tested, with 93% of isolates falling within the ++ and +++ groups. The minimum bactericidal concentration of I. helenium was examined on a subset of isolates and values ranged from 0.9 mg/mL to 9.0 mg/mL. The extract was equally effective against antibiotic-resistant and -sensitive strains. This plant therefore possesses compounds with potent antistaphylococcal properties, which in the future could be used to complement infection control policies and prevent staphylococcal infection and carriage. This research supports other studies wherein herbal plants exhibiting medicinal properties are being examined to overcome the problems of antibiotic resistance and to offer alternatives in the treatment and control of infectious diseases.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the extract is tested against 200 clinically significant Irish Staphylococcus aureus isolates consisting of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and -sensitive (MSSA) S. aureus using a drop test method and a microbroth dilution method. The antibacterial effect is evaluated by measuring the area of the inhibition zone against the isolates. Results proved I. helenium to be 100% effective against the 200 staphylococci tested, with 93% of isolates falling within the ++ and +++ groups. The minimum bactericidal concentration of I. helenium was examined on a subset of isolates and values ranged from 0.9 mg/mL to 9.0 mg/mL. The extract was equally effective against antibiotic-resistant and -sensitive strains. This plant therefore possesses compounds with potent antistaphylococcal properties, which in the future could be used to complement infection control policies and prevent staphylococcal infection and carriage. This research supports other studies wherein herbal plants exhibiting medicinal properties are being examined to overcome the problems of antibiotic resistance and to offer alternatives in the treatment and control of infectious diseases.
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Humans; Inula; Ireland; Methicillin Resistance; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Plant Extracts; Plants, Medicinal; Staphylococcus aureus
ISSN:
0967-4845

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dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Sen
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Ben
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Len
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T15:28:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-06T15:28:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationIn vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA. 2009, 66 (4):186-9 Br. J. Biomed. Sci.en
dc.identifier.issn0967-4845-
dc.identifier.pmid20095126-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200742-
dc.descriptionThe present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the extract is tested against 200 clinically significant Irish Staphylococcus aureus isolates consisting of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and -sensitive (MSSA) S. aureus using a drop test method and a microbroth dilution method. The antibacterial effect is evaluated by measuring the area of the inhibition zone against the isolates. Results proved I. helenium to be 100% effective against the 200 staphylococci tested, with 93% of isolates falling within the ++ and +++ groups. The minimum bactericidal concentration of I. helenium was examined on a subset of isolates and values ranged from 0.9 mg/mL to 9.0 mg/mL. The extract was equally effective against antibiotic-resistant and -sensitive strains. This plant therefore possesses compounds with potent antistaphylococcal properties, which in the future could be used to complement infection control policies and prevent staphylococcal infection and carriage. This research supports other studies wherein herbal plants exhibiting medicinal properties are being examined to overcome the problems of antibiotic resistance and to offer alternatives in the treatment and control of infectious diseases.en
dc.description.abstractThe present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the extract is tested against 200 clinically significant Irish Staphylococcus aureus isolates consisting of methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and -sensitive (MSSA) S. aureus using a drop test method and a microbroth dilution method. The antibacterial effect is evaluated by measuring the area of the inhibition zone against the isolates. Results proved I. helenium to be 100% effective against the 200 staphylococci tested, with 93% of isolates falling within the ++ and +++ groups. The minimum bactericidal concentration of I. helenium was examined on a subset of isolates and values ranged from 0.9 mg/mL to 9.0 mg/mL. The extract was equally effective against antibiotic-resistant and -sensitive strains. This plant therefore possesses compounds with potent antistaphylococcal properties, which in the future could be used to complement infection control policies and prevent staphylococcal infection and carriage. This research supports other studies wherein herbal plants exhibiting medicinal properties are being examined to overcome the problems of antibiotic resistance and to offer alternatives in the treatment and control of infectious diseases.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInula-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistance-
dc.subject.meshMicrobial Sensitivity Tests-
dc.subject.meshPlant Extracts-
dc.subject.meshPlants, Medicinal-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus-
dc.titleIn vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of biomedical scienceen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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