Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of an endemic desert species Thymelea microphylla Coss. et Dur.

Noman L., Zellagui A., Hallis Y., Yaglioglu A. S., Demirtas İ., Gherraf N., ...More

Der Pharmacia Lettre, vol.7, no.1, pp.118-121, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Der Pharmacia Lettre
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-121
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Antioxydant activity, Thymelea microphylla
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Aerial parts of Thymelaea microphylla extracted with CH2Cl2-MeOH (1:1) at room temperature. The crude extract was subjected to evaluate the antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion method and tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and showed a strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus blanc at 8mg/mL. In addition this crude extract was screened for their possible in vitro antioxidant activity by DPPH free radicalscavenging test. The findings showed that the percentage of reduction is 72 % at 1/10 M. which were exerted highest antioxidant activity than standard vitamin C.