African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5211

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of the antistaphylococcal activity of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP)

Robert D. Wojtyczka1*, Robert  Kubina2 and Agata KabaÅ‚a-Dzik2
1Department and Institute of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy and Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, 41-200 Sosnowiec, ul. JagielloÅ„ska 4, Poland. 2Department and Institute of Pathology, School of Pharmacy and Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, 41-200 Sosnowiec, ul. Ostrogórska 30, Poland.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 April 2013
  •  Published: 07 May 2013

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine in vitro conditions the antimicrobial activity of Ethanolic Extract of Propolis (EEP), originating from Poland, in relation to 23 variousStaphylococcus spp. strains depending on time of its activity. The conducted research shows that examined EEP demonstrated the highest activity in the twentieth hour of research although, all the analyzed strains displayed MIC value lower than 37.5 mg/ml. Summing up the obtained research results, it may be concluded that preparations including appropriate concentration of EEP may constitute an alternative way of treating infections caused by various Staphylococcus sppstrains and may also complement antibiotherapy.

 

Key words: Staphylococcus spp., propolis, antimicrobial activity.