Antimicrobial activity of common madder (Rubia tinctorum L.)

Kalyoncu F., Cetin B., Saglam H.

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.20, no.6, pp.490-492, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ptr.1884
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.490-492
  • Keywords: Rubia tinctorum, antimicrobial activity, MEDICINAL-PLANTS, ANTIBACTERIAL


In this study, ethanol, methanol, ethyl acetate and water extracts of Rubia tinctorum L. (Rubiaceae) were tested for antimicrobial activity by the disc diffusion method. From the present study it was found that Rubia tinctorum L. revealed antimicrobial activity against some Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi and actinomycetes. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.