Investigation of Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Acanthophyllum acerosum and Acanthophyllum microcephalum

  • Ali Savaş BÜLBÜL
  • Yusuf CEYLAN
  • Metin ARMAĞAN
Keywords: Acanthophyllum, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Caryophyllaceae.


Turkey is located in breakpoint of Iranian-Turan, Anatolia-Siberia and Mediterranean regions, for this reason, it is among the
few countries in the World with regard to plant diversity. Acanthophyllum species is used in many areas of soap and detergent
production due to the saponin material in the content of it. In this study, the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the
different concentration of Acanthophyllum acerosum and Acanthophyllum microcephalum extract was determined against
fourteen bacteria and one fungi using minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) and disc diffussion method. As a result, A.
acerosum has been shown better antibacterial properties than A. microcephalum in both methods. It was found that both plants
had no effect against Candida albicans.