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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s163-s169
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.5

Antibacterial Activities of Mentha piperita L. Extracts Against Bacteria Isolated from Soccer Player’s Shoes and its Antioxidant Activities

Authors and affiliation (s):

Ahmet Sadan Okmen*1, Gulten Okmen2, Ali Arslan2, Mustafa Vurkun2

1Department of Basic Education, Class Teacher Department, Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University Education Faculty, Kotekli Mugla 48000, TURKEY

2Department of Biology, Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University Faculty of Science, Kotekli Mugla 48000, TURKEY


Objective: Microorganisms have an easier entry into the sportsman’s epidermis, and these make diseases on athletes. The main scope of the study is to search the lack of information about the biological activities of Mentha piperita extracts against bacteria isolated from soccer player’s shoes. Materials and Methods: The bacteria were isolated from soccer player’s shoes from Balikesir Spor soccer team after the competition. The plant extracts were tested by disc diffusion assay for antibacterial activity. In addition, the different extracts of plant were screened by ABTS decolorization assay for antioxidant activity. Results: The highest inhibition zone in bacteria were determined on Staphylococcus sp. BFT12 (21 mm). MIC value was determined as 3250 μg/mL. The highest antioxidant activity of the plant was determined from aqueous extract of plant. This scavenging activity is about 88%. Discussion/Conclusion: The extracts of the plant have high antibacterial and antioxidant potential.

Keywords: Soccer Player, Bacteria, Medicinal Plant, Mentha, Antibacterial Activity, Antioxidant Activity.



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