Table 1

Antibacterial activity of fruit peel methanol extracts of pomegranate cultivars cultivated in South Africa
Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC; mg/ml)
Cultivar Extract B.s E.c K.p S.a TAI
Arakta MeOH 0.39b 0.78b 0.20a 0.39b 6.00b
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Bhagwa MeOH 0.39b 0.78b 0.20a 0.78c 5.70a
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Ganesh MeOH 0.39b 0.39a 0.20a 0.78c 6.00b
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Herskawitz MeOH 0.20a 0.39a 0.20a 0.78c 6.25c
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Molla de Elche MeOH 0.39b 0.78b 0.39b 0.26a 5.92ab
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Ruby MeOH 0.39b 0.39a 0.39b 0.39b 6.00b
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Wonderful MeOH 0.39b 0.59ab 0.33b 0.39b 5.99b
Aqueous >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 >12.50 <1.00
Streptomycin (μg/ml) 3.13 3.13 2.60 5.21

Mean values in the same column followed by different letters (a-c) represent statistical different (P <0.05) using the Duncan’s multiple range test. MIC- Minimum inhibitory concentration, TAI – Total antibacterial index, the higher the TAI the higher antibacterial activity.

Fawole et al.

Fawole et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:200   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-200

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