International Journal of Infection

Published by: Kowsar

Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Eshvark (Rhazya stricta) Against Two Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes

Mehrdad Asadian 1 , Hemadollah Zarei 1 , * , Barat Ali Fakheri 1 and Leyla Fahmideh 1
Authors Information
1 Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Zabol, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Infection: October 2017, 4 (4); e61912
  • Published Online: October 5, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 30, 2015
  • Revised: January 16, 2017
  • Accepted: January 29, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/iji.61912

To Cite: Asadian M, Zarei H, Fakheri B A, Fahmideh L. Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil of Eshvark (Rhazya stricta) Against Two Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes, Int J Infect. 2017 ; 4(4):e61912. doi: 10.5812/iji.61912.

Copyright © 2017, International Journal of Infection. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Boost MV, O'Donoghue MM, James A. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus carriage among dogs and their owners. Epidemiol Infect. 2008; 136(7): 953-64[DOI][PubMed]
  • 2. Liu GY, Essex A, Buchanan JT, Datta V, Hoffman HM, Bastian JF, et al. Staphylococcus aureus golden pigment impairs neutrophil killing and promotes virulence through its antioxidant activity. J Exp Med. 2005; 202(2): 209-15[DOI][PubMed]
  • 3. Francois P, Schrenzel J. Staphylococcus: Molecular Genetics. 2008; : 71-90
  • 4. Waters AE, Contente-Cuomo T, Buchhagen J, Liu CM, Watson L, Pearce K, et al. Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in US Meat and Poultry. Clin Infect Dis. 2011; 52(10): 1227-30[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Cimolai N. MRSA and the environment: implications for comprehensive control measures. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008; 27(7): 481-93[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Schneewind O, Fowler A, Faull KF. Structure of the cell wall anchor of surface proteins in Staphylococcus aureus. Science. 1995; 268(5207): 103-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Momtaz H, Yadollahi S. Molecular characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from fresh seafood samples in Iran. Diagn Pathol. 2013; 8: 149[DOI][PubMed]
  • 8. Ramaswamy V, Cresence VM, Rejitha JS, Lekshmi MU, Dharsana KS, Prasad SP, et al. Listeria--review of epidemiology and pathogenesis. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2007; 40(1): 4-13[PubMed]
  • 9. Schmid MW, Ng EY, Lampidis R, Emmerth M, Walcher M, Kreft J, et al. Evolutionary history of the genus Listeria and its virulence genes. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2005; 28(1): 1-18[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Smith B, Kemp M, Ethelberg S, Schiellerup P, Bruun BG, Gerner-Smidt P, et al. Listeria monocytogenes: maternal-foetal infections in Denmark 1994-2005. Scand J Infect Dis. 2009; 41(1): 21-5[DOI][PubMed]
  • 11. Seifi S. Prevalence and risk factors for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Iranian broiler flocks. Acta Sci Vet. 2012; 40(4): 1074
  • 12. Jamshidi A, Khanzadi S. The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk samples in Mashhad, Iran. Iran J Vet Res. 2011; 11
  • 13. Adwan G, Mhanna M. Synergistic effects of plant extracts and antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from clinical specimens. Middle-East J Sci Res. 2008; 3(3): 134-9
  • 14. Aqil F, Khan MS, Owais M, Ahmad I. Effect of certain bioactive plant extracts on clinical isolates of beta-lactamase producing methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Basic Microbiol. 2005; 45(2): 106-14[DOI][PubMed]
  • 15. Kalemba D, Kunicka A. Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils. Curr Med Chem. 2003; 10(10): 813-29[DOI][PubMed]
  • 16. Sibanda T, Okoh A. The challenges of overcoming antibiotic resistance: Plant extracts as potential sources of antimicrobial and resistance modifying agents. Afr J Biotechnol. 2007; 6(25)
  • 17. Akhgari A. Alkaloids of in vitro cultures of Rhazya stricta. 2015;
  • 18. Park S, Ruhlman TA, Sabir JS, Mutwakil MH, Baeshen MN, Sabir MJ, et al. Complete sequences of organelle genomes from the medicinal plant Rhazya stricta (Apocynaceae) and contrasting patterns of mitochondrial genome evolution across asterids. BMC Genomics. 2014; 15: 405[DOI][PubMed]
  • 19. Yates SA, Chernukhin I, Alvarez-Fernandez R, Bechtold U, Baeshen M, Baeshen N, et al. The temporal foliar transcriptome of the perennial C3 desert plant Rhazya stricta in its natural environment. BMC Plant Biol. 2014; 14: 2[DOI][PubMed]
  • 20. Ali BH, Bashir AK, Rasheed RA. Effect of the traditional medicinal plants Rhazya stricta, Balanitis aegyptiaca and Haplophylum tuberculatum on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Phytother Res. 2001; 15(7): 598-603[DOI][PubMed]
  • 21. Udikovic-Kolic N, Wichmann F, Broderick NA, Handelsman J. Bloom of resident antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil following manure fertilization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014; 111(42): 15202-7[DOI][PubMed]
  • 22. Friedman M. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: prevalence in food and inactivation by food-compatible compounds and plant extracts. J Agric Food Chem. 2015; 63(15): 3805-22[DOI][PubMed]
  • 23. Akbari J, Saeedi M, Farzin D, Morteza-Semnani K, Esmaili Z. Transdermal absorption enhancing effect of the essential oil of Rosmarinus officinalis on percutaneous absorption of Na diclofenac from topical gel. Pharm Biol. 2015; 53(10): 1442-7[DOI][PubMed]
  • 24. Ardalan T, Ardalan P, Heravi MM. Kinetic study of free radicals scavenging by saffron petal extracts. J Chem Health Risk. 2012; 2(4): 29-36
  • 25. Zuo GY, Wang GC, Zhao YB, Xu GL, Hao XY, Han J, et al. Screening of Chinese medicinal plants for inhibition against clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). J Ethnopharmacol. 2008; 120(2): 287-90[DOI][PubMed]
  • 26. Ullah N, Khurram M, Amin MU, Afridi HH, Khan FA, Khayam SMU. Comparison of Phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activities of Mentha spicata from four northern districts of Khyber pakhtunkhwa. J Appl Pharm Sci. 2011; 1(7): 72-6
  • 27. Bayoub K, Baibai T, Mountassif D, Retmane A, Soukri A. Antibacterial activities of the crude ethanol extracts of medicinal plants against Listeria monocytogenes and some other pathogenic strains. Afr J Biotechnol. 2010; 9(27): 4251-8
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments