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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B32/S14.043

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PHENOLIC EXTRACTS OF FLOWERS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS CULTIVATED IN ALGERIA

N. Meziou- Chebouti,A. Merabet,N. Behidj, F. Z. Bissaad, A. Mokadem, N. Akkacha
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-14-8 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 2, 319-324 pp

ABSTRACT
The concern is one of the best known plants by Western herbal medicine, the petals of its flowers are effective in case of inflammations and skin irritations, for their healing and antiseptic properties prevent the risk of infection and speed healing. The concern is also a purifying and detoxifying that are prescribed in tinctures and infusions to treat chronic diseases plant. The plant material used consists of Calendula officinalis flowers was collected in April 2013 in Algiers region Dergana. The results of this study show that Calendula officinalis is rich in total polyphenols, is 12.63 g. Saponins have a yield of 20.76 %. Antimicrobial activity is manifested by the appearance of inhibition zones around the disks impregnated with active ingredients. While the latter was moderately Staphylococcus aureus and inhibitrrice for Bacillus subtilis is a diameter (24-26mm). In other Pseupdomas aeruginosa and E. coli showed no sensitivity so they are resistant to extracts of Calendula officinalis flowers.

Keywords: Calendula officinalis, polyphenols, saponins, Antimicrobial Activity

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