Evaluation of Sesuvium Portulacastrum Ethanolic Extract on Growth of Salmonella Typhi in Vitro
An alcohol extract of Sesuvium portulacastrum (Sea Purslane) was tested for antibacterial efficacy against the human pathogenic bacteria Salmonella; the plant was prepared, dried, and then extracted by Soxhlet system diffusion method was used in pits on culture medium. Sesuvium portulacastru extract was introduced into the pit (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50%) and 5 inoculations were made with Salmonella 5 x 10 ml/CFU bacterial suspensions and incubated at 37°C for 2 days.
The results showed clear significant differences between the groups treated with the plant extract and the control group, where group No. 5 with the concentration 50% achieved 12.95 ± 0.66 the best results, while the group No. 4 with the concentration 40% 10.88 ± 0.55 b showed the least success, which is growth with Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)