Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 515–519

In vitro antimycoplasmal activity of six Jordanian medicinal plants against three Mycoplasma species

  • W. Al-Momani
  • E. Abu-Basha
  • S. Janakat
  • R. A. J. Nicholas
  • R. D. Ayling
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11250-007-9033-1

Cite this article as:
Al-Momani, W., Abu-Basha, E., Janakat, S. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2007) 39: 515. doi:10.1007/s11250-007-9033-1

Abstract

The in vitro effect of six Jordanian traditional medicine plant methanolic extracts were tested against 32 isolates of Mycoplasma species; Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides LC (6), Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum (8) and M. putrefaciens (18), all isolated from either nasal swabs or milk, from sheep and goats in different regions in Jordan. All Mycoplasma species showed susceptibility to Artemisia herba-alba and Artemisia arborescens with MIC ranges from 3.125–12.5 mg/ml. Allium sativum and Punica grantum showed limited activity against some Mycoplasma isolates. Olea europea and Citrullus colocynthis showed no in vitro activity against any of the Mycoplasma species tested. Artemisia herba-alba and Artemisia arborescens may therefore be useful for the treatment of mycoplasma infections.

Keywords

GoatJordanMycoplasmaPlant extractSheep

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Al-Momani
    • 1
  • E. Abu-Basha
    • 2
  • S. Janakat
    • 3
  • R. A. J. Nicholas
    • 4
  • R. D. Ayling
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Section of Biotechnology and Genetic EngineeringUniversity of NizwaBirkat AlmouzeOman
  2. 2.Department of Basic Veterinary SciencesJordan University of Science and TechnologyIrbidJordan
  3. 3.Department of Nutrition and Food TechnologyJordan University of Science and TechnologyIrbidJordan
  4. 4.Mycoplasma Group, Statutory and Exotic Bacterial Diseases DepartmentVeterinary Laboratories Agency (Weybridge)SurreyUK