Evaluating the Antibacterial Effects of Different Parts of Rubus Hedycarpus against Drug Resistant Bacterial Strains


Medicinal plants, being the compelling wellsprings of both conventional and current pharmaceuticals, constitute an important source for protective, preventive, and curative medicine. It has been reported that Rubus family has numerous diverse medicinal utilizations. Rubus hedycarpus is widespread across Lebanon at different altitudes. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have been reported describing the antimicrobial effects of the different parts of the plant. The goal of this study is to evaluate the antibacterial potency of methanolic and aqueous extracts of different parts of Rubus hedycarpus against two Gram –positive (Streptococcus pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus) and two Gram-negative bacteria (E. coli and Klebsiella pneumonia). The plants were collected from different altitudes in Northern Lebanon (sea level, 480 m, and 1426 m) to investigate the effect of the climate on the bioactive constituents of the plants.


Khawaja G.A.


El Dakdouki M.H., Assafiri O.M.

Journal/Conference Information

21th LAAS International Scientific Conference,