THE SYNERGY OF GREEN TEA AND PENICILLIN G AGAINST BACILLUS SUBTILIS
Benjamin Smeeton
Mid-Kent College, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8AQ, United Kingdom
Keywords: Antibacterial activity, green tea, Bacillus subtilis, synergistic activity
Abstract

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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Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2011
Volume:3
First Page:197
Last Page:200
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2011 ). 3. 197-200
Article History:
Received:February 11, 2011
Accepted:April 4, 2011
Collection year:2011
First Published:April 13, 2011


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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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