THE SYNERGY OF GREEN TEA AND PENICILLIN G AGAINST
Mid-Kent College, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8AQ, United Kingdom
Keywords: Antibacterial activity, green tea, Bacillus subtilis, synergistic activity
Tea is extracted from the leaves of Camellia sinenesis. Methanoic extract of black tea
samples diluted in ethanol has been shown to enhance antibacterial activity against
Streptococcus mutans in combination with Chloramphenicol, Levofloxacin and
Gentamycin. This study investigated the influence of boiled water green tea extract on
the effectiveness of Penicillin G against the Bacillus subtilis bacterium. Using a range
of dilutions of green tea solution, a positive relationship (p<0.001) was found between
the relative green tea concentration and the area of inhibition.
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