The aim of this study was to examine the antimicrobial
activity of the methanolic extract of Torilis leptophylla was tested
on eleven bacteria (Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus subtilis,
Bacillus pumilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus licheniformis,
Brucella melitensis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi,
Proteus mirabilis, Bordetella bronshiseptica and Pseudomonas
aeruginosa). Tested extract was effective against all bacteria but
not B. subtilis. Consequently, the ethanolic extract had antibacterial
activity on some pathogens thus confirming their use in folk medicine.
S. Maleki, S.M. Seyyednejad, N. Mirzaie Damabi and H. Motamedi, 2008. Antibacterial Activity of the Fruits of Iranian Torilis leptophylla Against Some Clinical Pathogens. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 1286-1289.