Author(s): Ahmed El Abbouyi*, Soukaina El Maliki, Najoie Filali-Ansari and Said El Khyari
Aristolochiaclematitis L is commonly used in Morocco in traditional medicine for the treatment of many disorders and ailments. The present study aims to assess the antibacterial activity of ethanolic extract of rhizomes of this plant using disc diffusion method. Seven bacteria strains (Staphylococcucaureus, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus sp, Listeria ivanovii, Escherichia coli, Citrobacterfreundiiand Salmonella sp) and three fungi (Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Aspergillusniger).. All values are expressed as mean ± SD. The obtained results showed that ethanolic extract exhibited significant antimicrobial activity against all microorganisms used. The present study reveals that A. clematitis exerts beneficial effect by virtue of its antibacterial and antifungal effects. Therefore, this plant may be harnessed as drug formulation and as source for antibacterial and antifungal new compounds.