Determination Of Coriander Seeds Antimicrobial Activiy By Using Ampicillin And Nystatin
Coriander seeds belong to the Apiaceae which is one of the oldest fruits in the world. It has been used as a digestion promoter and a cure for ulcerative inflammation. The present study investigated the antimicrobial activity of methanol (MeOH) extract of figs against bacteria. The MeOH extract showed a strong antibacterial activity against bacteria. In this method, pure isolate of bacteria was subcultured on the nutrient agar medium for each microorganism at 37°C for 24 hrs. Ampicillin and nystatin served as positive controls. The antimicrobial activity, indicated by the formation of an inhibition zone surrounded the well containing the test sample. The experiments were performed in triplicate and the mean values of the diameter of inhibition zones (mm) with ± standard error of means were calculated.