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Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidant activities of Matricaria recutita, Ricinus communis and Zygophyllum coccineum Extracts

This work aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of some plant (Ricinus communis, Matricaria recutita and Zygophyllum coccineum) extracts used in herbal remedy and folk medicine in Saudi Arabia, Results indicated that, the total extract the studied plants showed activity against the tested microbes, the highest activity was observed by using Matricaria chamomilla at conc. of (10 and 20 mg/ml) against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli. All extracts showed no activity against Candida albican. All extracts showed good antioxidant activity, the highest activity appeared for Zygophyllum coccineum followed by Matricaria recutita and finally Ricinus communis.

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