EVALUATION OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT
ACTIVITY OF SAMBUCUS EBULUS EXTRACT

STELIANA RODINO1, ALINA BUTU2*, PETRUȚA PETRACHE1, 3, MARIAN BUTU2, CRISTINAELENA DINU-PÎRVU4, CĂLINA PETRUȚA CORNEA1
1University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Bd Marasti 59, 011464, Romania
2National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Splaiul Independentei 296, 060031, Bucharest,
Romania
3EUROCIMPIA SRL, 117490, Mirosi, Arges
4“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Physical and Colloidal Chemistry
Department, Traian Vuia 6, 020956, Bucharest, Romania
*corresponding author: alina_butu@yahoo.com
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Abstract:
This study investigated the inhibitory activity of Sambucus ebulus (danewort) fruit extract on the growth of several gram
positive and gram negative bacteria, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus,
Pseudomonas fluorescens, Escherichia coli and on the mycelial growth of some fungal pathogens, namely, Botrytis cinerea,
Rhizoctonia solani and Phytophthora infestans. The contents of phenols, flavonoids and the antioxidant capacity were
determined using spectrophotometric methods. The extract showed antimicrobial activity against most of the tested strains.
The best results regarding antibacterial activity were obtained against P. fluorescens and E. fecalis.






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