Antibacterial Activities Of Piper Sarmentosum (Kaduk) Methanolic Extract
Maizatul Akma Ibrahim and
Syaza Sailah Mohd Nazir
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Maizatul Akma Ibrahim: Department of Plant Science, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Syaza Sailah Mohd Nazir: Department of Plant Science, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Acta Scientifica Malaysia (ASM), 2019, vol. 3, issue 2, 21-24
Piper sarmentosum or locally known as Kaduk is a tropical herbal plant that is well established for many traditional medicinal purposes. The antibacterial properties of methanolic extract for P. sarmentosum leaves have been investigated in this study. From the disc diffusion test, the methanolic extract of P. sarmentosum was found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria namely Staphylococcus saprophyticus (ATCC 15305) and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923) with zone of inhibition at 17.1 and 11.3 mm, respectively. Meanwhile, the extract showed no or minimal activity against Gram-negative bacteria (Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 700603, Pseudomonas aeroginosa ATCC 27853, Enterococcus aerogenes ATCC 13048, Shigella flexneri IMR S 430/07 B, Salmonella typhimurium IMR S 974/05 B) as well as Gram-positive bacteria of Bacillus subtilis (IMR B145/11C). Accordingly, further study by Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) were conducted on S. saprophyticus and S. Aureus. The MIC value of methanolic extract for the tested S. saprophyticus and S. aureus were both at 7.5 mg/mL. The MBC showed bacteriostatic for S. saprophyticus and S. aureus at 15 mg/mL. The result of this study indicated that this Piper plant extract can be potential antibacterial agent in the future if the active component can be identified.
Keywords: Piper sarmentosum; Kaduk; methanolic extract; antibacterial activity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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