The inhibitory activity of plant extracts (Mentha Citrato L. and Citrus aurantium L.) towards some bacteria strains isolated from inflamed gums
This study was conducted in Salahaldin for the period from 15/9/2018 to 15/3/2019, to study the inhibitory activity of aqueous and alcoholic (Eth,Meth) extract of Mentha Citrato L. And Citrus aurantium L plants by agar well diffusion method on some bacterial causing gingivitis . including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis and Klebsiella pneumonia, were isolated. The results showed that alcohol extracts had a high inhibitory effect on the growth of the bacterial species under study compared to the aqueous extracts. These bacterial isolates were primarily sensitive to the methanolic and ethanolic extract, followed by the hot aqueous extract .
The study showed that Mentha Citrato L extract was more effective in inhibiting the growth of bacterial isolates compared to the extracts of the Citrus aurantium L. The inhibitory efficacy of these extracts increased with the concentration of the extract. The concentration was 100 (mg / ml) had a higher inhibitory value than the total concentration Study 20 and 60 (mg / ml) .