A study on comparative pharmacological efficacy of Berberis lycium and penicillin G

A study on comparative pharmacological efficacy of Berberis lycium and penicillin G

Abstract

The importance of medicinal plants in traditional healthcare practices provides opportunity to new areas of research. However, information on the uses of plants for medicine is lacking from many interior areas of District Mansehra. Keeping this in view, the present study was initiated. This study attempts to shade lights on the comparative pharmacological efficacy of Berberis lycium (medicinal plant) and drug penicillin G. The pharmacological activities of both the B. lycium and penicillin G were determined by disc diffusion method with incubation period of 24 to 48 h at 37°C. It was observed that, B. lycium showed excellent activity against the tested microorganism, Escherichia coli and Proteus (80 to 100%) and good activities against the tested microorganisms pseudomonas and staphylococcus (60 to 70%).
While penicillin G showed excellent activity against all tested microorganisms. It is recommended that, B. lycium can be used for the treatment of diseases caused by tested microorganisms because of its excellent and good activity. It is also observed that, B. lycium do not have any adverse effect on those people who have this in long practice.

No. of Pages
725-728,
Volume
Vol. 5(6)
Author's Details
Ihtisham Bukhari, Mukhtiar Hassan, Fida M. Abbasi, Ghulam Mujtaba, Nasir Mahmood, Noshin, Anees Fatima, Muhammad Afzal, Mujaddad Ur Rehman, Farzana Perveen and M. Tariq Khan
Research Field
Medical Microbiology