Zainab Adil Ghani Chabuck1, Baraa Hamid Hadi1
and Nada Khazal Kadhim Hindi2

1Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon Province, Iraq.
2PhD. Medical Microbiology/University of Babylon, Iraq, Head of basic and medical science\ Nursing college\ Babylon University, Iraq.

Abstract

There are incrementsto the need ofthe usage of new non-chemical medicines, pharmaceuticalsand health products. Plantsare traditionallyused as medicine over the world for their pharmacological values. They effectively used as anti-fungal,antiviral,anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant anti-ulcer, andantitussive. Thisstudy aimsto investigate the effects of plant extracts (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Cuminum cyminum, Zingiber officinale,Origanum majorana and Petroselinum crispum) against different types of gram-positive and negative bacterial isolates. Antimicrobial activity of tested aqueous extracts by well-diffusion methodagainst various bacterial isolates were done, to estimate their antibacterial activity. Results showed that the aquatic extracts of different plants produce a good antibacterial effects when compared with the synthetic antibiotic ciprofloxacin. As all bacterial isolates in this study where sensitive to these extracts with variable ranges of inhibition zones ranging from 18-32mm in diameter. Thus we can concluded that the aquatic extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra, Cuminum cyminum, Zingiber officinale,Origanum majorana and Petroselinum crispum can be beneficial as treatment of UTI-causing bacteria.

Keywords: Glycyrrhiza glabra, Cuminum cyminum, Zingiber officinale,Origanum majorana,Petroselinum crispum.