Evaluation of Staphylococcal Activity of Garcinia kola Almonds

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Ouattara Karamoko
Dibi Koffi Saint Didier
Kone Monon
Ouattara Abou
Bagre Issa


The emergence of infectious diseases, particularly staphylococcal infections, treatment failures and the more high cost of treatment of infections caused by resistant staphylococci called to find other care alternatives. This study was initiated to evaluate the antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract from Garcinia kola almonds on the in vitro growth of Staphylococcus aureus strains. The methods of diffusion in agar and liquid media were used for susceptibility testing and MIC and MBC determination. The tests were performed on four strains of S. aureus and one reference strain. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of the extracts ranged from 3.12 mg/mL and 12.5 mg/mL and the minimum bactericidal concentrations between 6.25 mg/mL and 25 mg/mL. The lowest value of MIC and MBC was observed with S. aureus ATCC 29213 while the greatest value of these same parameters was obtained on S. aureus 993C/18 and S. aureus 1075C/18. The aqueous almonds extract of Garcinia kola had a bactericidal activity on all the strains of S. aureus studied. This could justify the use of Garcinia kola almonds in the treatment of various diseases in traditional society.

Garcinia kola, aqueous extract, Staphylococcus aureus, MIC, MB

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Karamoko, O., Didier, D. K., Monon, K., Abou, O., & Issa, B. (2019). Evaluation of Staphylococcal Activity of Garcinia kola Almonds. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, 26(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijbcrr/2019/v26i430107
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