International Journal of Herbal Medicine
This study was conducted to determine antimicrobial properties of the Taraxacum officinale against Enterobacter cloacae. 2g samples of Taraxacum officinale were extracted with 95% ethanol. The suspension or 95% ethanol was infused into sterile discs. The discs were placed on bacterial plated plates and incubated at 37 degrees Celsius for 24 hours and zones of inhibition were measured. T. officinale demonstrated antimicrobial activity against E. cloacae with a mean zone of clearing of 24 mm. Taraxacum previously demonstrated activity against a wide range of bacteria, however, previous studies have shown that Taraxacum lacked antimicrobial activity against Enterobacter spp. This study provides evidence that Taraxacum displays antimicrobial properties against E. cloacae, a pathogen of major antimicrobial resistance concern.
Antimicrobial, bacteria, gram-negative, drug resistance, microbiology, nosocomial
Puga TB, Schafer J, Tellis PL, Mosqueda AN, Agbedanu PN. Antimicrobial Activity of Taraxacum officinale Against Enterobacter cloacae. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2022; 10(2 Pt. A). doi: 10.22271/flora.2022.v10.i2a.813.