Assessing the combination of three plant species: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Damask Rose (Rosa damascena), and Stachys lavandulifolia vahl, to determine their synergistic effects on antimicrobial properties

Document Type : Research Article

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1 Medical Analysis Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

2 Pharmacy Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

3 Medical Analysis Department, Tishk International University Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Abstract

Plants, through their metabolic processes, produce phytochemicals commonly consumed in traditional medicine and nutrition for their potential health benefits. This study explores the biological and pharmacological evaluation of three distinct plant species: Stachys lavandulifolia vahl (mountain tea), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), and Damask Rose (Rosa damascena). The primary focus is on assessing the synergistic effects of combining these plants and determining their impact on antimicrobial properties. The chemical structures of active compounds derived from these plants are presented, with a detailed classification based on their properties. The extract in our study showed strong antimicrobial activity against multiple microorganisms particularly S. epidermidis and E. coli with the inhibition zone 51 and 50 mm respectively. This analysis provides valuable insights into the potential therapeutic applications of these plants and their active compounds, thereby contributing to an enhanced understanding of their medicinal properties.

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Assessing the combination of three plant species: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Damask Rose (Rosa damascena), and Stachys lavandulifolia vahl, to determine their synergistic effects on antimicrobial properties

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