ZOUSH Ointment with the Properties of Antibacterial Moreover, Burn Wound Healing

  • Maryam Meskini
  • Maryam Ghorbani
  • Hossein Bahadoran
  • Ali zaree
  • Davoud EsmaeiliEmail author


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a third hospital infection agent, and it is the second essential factor in wound infections. Despite many scientific advances in the treatment of burns, burn is one of the significant public health problems worldwide, particularly in developing countries. In this study, natural ointment ZOUSH was formulated with alcoholic extracts of Satureja khuzestaniea, Zataria multiflora and Mentha Mozaffariani Jamzad with Honey, and Polyurethane. A comparison between ZOUSH ointment and antibiotic was made by the disc diffusion method. PCR techniques carried out to confirm the genes exoS, lasA, and lasB, the housekeeping genes gyrA and fabD were used as a control. The burn wound was created by Ian Allen Holder method. The treatment was performed in 20 days, and the size of the burn was measured. Silver sulfadiazine ointment was considered as a positive control. The results indicated that 10, 13, 17 and 20 µg concentration of ZOUSH ointment have 12, 14, 15, 18 mm inhibition zone. Also, ZOUSH ointment can decrease the size of the wound and has wound healing properties. Due to the effectiveness of ZOUSH ointment on the size of burn wound and its antibacterial properties on P. aeruginosa, this ointment is recommended for the treatment of burn wounds.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa Burn Satureja khuzestaniea Zataria multiflora Mentha Mozaffariani Jamzad 



We thank the technical assistance provided by BMSU.


Dr. Davood Esmaeili conceived the project and designed the study. Dr. Esmaeili and Maryam Meskini performed experiments and wrote the manuscript. Dr. Bahadoran and Dr. Zarei analyzed data. Dr. Maryam Ghorbani was Advisor. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. The authors and BMSU supported this work.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Ethics Approval

All experiments were conducted based on the License Number (BMSU1352308) on May 30, 2016, in the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences Ethics Committee.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryam Meskini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maryam Ghorbani
    • 3
  • Hossein Bahadoran
    • 4
  • Ali zaree
    • 5
  • Davoud Esmaeili
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Applied Microbiology Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisonings Institute, Applied Virology Research CenterBaqiyatallah University of Medical sciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Microbiology Research CenterPasteur InstituteTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of PharmacyBaqiyatallah University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, and Behavioral Sciences Research CenterBaqiyatallah University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Clinical Biochemistry DepartmentBaqiyatallah University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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