Volume 2, Issue 7


In Vitro Studies of Garlic as Biological Control of Pathogens Isolated From Plums Fruit (Matunda Damu) in  Dar Es Salaam


Author: Dr. G R. Neel 1*
1. St. Joseph University in Tanzania, 23 KM, P.O.BOX.No.11007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Abstract: Allium sativum is often used in different systems of medicines in ayurveda and Unani, plants contain chemicals which can inhibit the growth of microbes. Moraxella cattarhalis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus mirabilis, pathogens were isolated from Plum fruit (Matunda damu), pathogens can spoil the fruits. We have conducted antibacterial activity of pathogens against Garlic extract and 7 antibiotics. All 4 pathogens were sensitive to Garlic extract. Pathogens showed sensitive to Azithromycin, cefotoxime ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin resistant to Gentamycin, tobramycin and ampicillin. Garlic extract showed equal strength as other antibiotics shown. Garlic, extracts represents alternative source of natural antimicrobial substances to control pathogens.

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Table 1: Antibacterial activity of different concentrations of  aqueous garlic extract (AGE) by agar well method

Antibacterial activity



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