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A Study of Nigella sativa Linn. seeds for antimicrobial activity against multidrug resistant clinical strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

A Study of Nigella sativa Linn. seeds for antimicrobial activity against multidrug resistant clinical strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine. 4(4). 2009. 95-104.
Authors: Mohd T Salman(1),*, Rahat A Khan(1), Indu Shukla(2)
Address: (1)Department of Pharmacology, (2)Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. 202002.
*Corresponding Author: Present address- Department of Pharmacology, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Sarfarazganj, Hardoi Road, Lucknow. India. 202003.
Abstract
Nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil and extracts were tested in varying dilutions against strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to a number of clinically used antibiotics isolated from patients attending JN Medical College Hospital, Aligarh, using disc agar diffusion technique on inoculated Muellar Hinton agar plates under standard laboratory conditions. Both the oil and Methanolic extract showed remarkable dose dependant antibacterial activity against the tested strains upto a dilution of 1:50 as evident from the zones of inhibition. No cross resistance was noticed with any of the tested antibiotics.

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