Sixth palestinian Conferece of Laboratory Medicine

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Research Title: 
The Antibacterial activity of Aqueous Extraction of Petroselinum crispum(Parsley) and Rhus glabra (Smooth sumac)
Authors: 
Suleiman Al-Kahlil
Authors: 
Majdi Dwikat
Authors: 
Mahmoud Sabti
Authors: 
Wala, Mahmoud
Authors: 
Mais shikhah
Authors: 
Mohamed bder
Country: 
Palestine
Date: 
Sat, 2009-09-12
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Research Abstract: 

Throughout history, Parsley Teas have been used mainly as kidney stone, bladder infection, and jaundice medications, as well as digestive aids. Smooth sumac used to treat a large number of ailments, particularly mouth and throat sores, burns, to control diarrhea, and to promote urination. The Antibacterial activity of parsley (Petroselinum crispum) and Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) leaves aqueous extract were examined using agar disc diffusion methods against six bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginsa). The extract of both plants had inhibitory effect at various concentration (4%, 5%, 7%) for sumac and (1.5%, 2%) for Parsley against both Gram (+) and Gram (-). Based on these results of this study both plants could be considered as potential antibacterial agents which confirms their use in folk Medicine.