Haitham N. Qaralleh

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This study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial activity of aqueous and organic extracts of Thymus capitatus L. (Lamiaceae) leaves and stems. Dried ground powder leaves and stems were extracted with water (aqueous extracts), ethanol, dichloromethane and hexane (Soxhlet extracts). The antibacterial activity of these extracts was evaluated against(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the chemical composition of the essential oils of Curcuma aeruginosa (C. aeruginosa), Curcuma mangga (C. mangga), and Zingiber cassumunar (Z. cassumunar), and study their antimicrobial activity. METHODS Essential oils obtained by steam distillation were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The antimicrobial(More)
Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates of the phylum of Echinodermata that have been used in Asian traditional medicine since ancient times. This study was conducted to investigate the antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of aqueous and organic extracts from two sea cucumber species, Holothuria edulis Lesson (Holothuriidae) and Stichopus horrens Selenka(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the antimicrobial property of mangrove plant Sonneratia alba (S. alba). METHODS The antimicrobial activity was evaluated using disc diffusion and microdilution methods against six microorganisms. Soxhlet apparatus was used for extraction with a series of solvents, n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol in sequence of increasing(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the antimicrobial activities of n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of the leaves of Lumnitzera littorea (L. littorea) against six human pathogenic microbes. METHODS The antimicrobial activity was evaluated using disc diffusion and microdilution methods. RESULTS The antimicrobial activities of the crude extracts were(More)
Recently there was huge increase in using of 'herbal products'. These can be defined as plants, parts of plants or extracts from plants that are used for curing disease. However, Calophyllum species is a tropical plant and it has been used in traditional medicine, the limitation in safety and effectiveness information could lead to serious health problems.(More)
Medicinal powers in plants are an old idea. A small percentage of plants are used by human as food, even more are used for medicinal purposes. Medicinal plants are an important parts of the medicine background. Most of the populations in the world depend on herbal medicine for their health care needs (Manandhar, 1994). Phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables,(More)
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