Original Article

Antibacterial activities of moringa olifiera freeze dried extract on staphylococcus aureus

Wulan Angestia, Valendriyani Ningrum, Tai L. Lee, Shih-Chieh Lee, Abu Bakar

Wulan Angestia
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Baiturrahmah University, Kuranji, Padang, Indonesia Department of Biomedical Science, Da-Yeh University., Dacun, Changhua, Taiwan

Valendriyani Ningrum
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Baiturrahmah University, Kuranji, Padang, Indonesia

Tai L. Lee
Department of Biomedical Science, Da-Yeh University., Dacun, Changhua, Taiwan

Shih-Chieh Lee
Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Da-Yeh University., Dacun, Changhua, Taiwan

Abu Bakar
Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Da-Yeh University., Dacun, Changhua, Taiwan Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Baiturrahmah University, Kuranji, Padang, Indonesia. Email: abuba.mmed@gmail.com
Online First: December 01, 2020 | Cite this Article
Angestia, W., Ningrum, V., Lee, T., Lee, S., Bakar, A. 2020. Antibacterial activities of moringa olifiera freeze dried extract on staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 5(3): 154-157. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v5i2.1043


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the antibacterial activities of M. oleifera freeze dried extract on Staphylococcus aureus. 

Material and Methods: The antibacterial activities using two methods, microdilution method and agar diffusion method. The minimum inhibitory concentration is determined. The measurement of absorbance in microdilution method using a spectrophotometer at length wave 590 nm. The inhibition zone is measured using scalimeter. 

Results: The results showed both microdilution method and agar diffusion method present the inhibition activity of M. oleifera freeze dried extract on staphylococcus aureus. 

Conclusion: The finding confirmed M. oleifera freeze dried extract as the promising antibacterial natural agent, particularly on inhibiting S. aureus strain.  

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