Bioactivity of Curcumin Extract Against of Some Pathogenic Strains

Abstract

Dried powder was extracted with ethanol. Crude ethanolic extract of Curcmin was tested against number of microorganisms (gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), and gram negative bacteria (E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Klebsiella)) . The antibacterial activity of the extract was evaluated against bacteria using disc diffusion method. Results were compared to commercial antibiotics, penicillin. The ethanolic extract showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity and the Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most sensitive bacteria. Further studies on the isolation and characterization of the Curcumin andits antibacterial properties in progress.