Antimicrobial Activity of Moringa oleifera Tea Leaves and Seeds Concentrated in Di Ethanol against E. coli Isolated from Ostrich Feces

Antibacterial effect of Moringa oleifera Tea Leaves and Seeds Extracts


  • Uzma Rafi Deparmtent of Zoology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Masoom Majid Deparmtent of Zoology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Roheela Yasmeen Deparmtent of Zoology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syeda Shazia Bokhari Deparmtent of Zoology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan



Moringa oleifera, Tea leaves, Seeds, E. coli, Ostrich


Ostriches are frequently infected with viral, fungal, and bacterial diseases. This disease does not require airborne transmission and does not involve the respiratory system. Objective: To determine the antimicrobial activity of Moringa oleifera tea leaves and seed against bacteria in Ostrich feces. Methods: Fecal samples were collected from captive ostriches at the W.A Apparel factory. E. coli was isolated after the samples were inoculated on EMB. The antimicrobial activity of Moringa oleifera seeds and tea leaves was investigated. The antimicrobial activity of Ostrich feces was tested against E. coli. Results: The results showed that tea extract had no antimicrobial activity against E. coli. Moringa oleifera seeds extract prepared in ethanol on the other hand, were effective against E. coli. Conclusion: Moringa oleifera seeds (di ethanolic extract) have the potential to be effective against E. coli.


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DOI: 10.54393/mjz.v3i02.53
Published: 2022-12-31

How to Cite

Rafi, U. ., Majid, M. ., Yasmeen, R. ., & Shazia Bokhari, S. . (2022). Antimicrobial Activity of Moringa oleifera Tea Leaves and Seeds Concentrated in Di Ethanol against E. coli Isolated from Ostrich Feces: Antibacterial effect of Moringa oleifera Tea Leaves and Seeds Extracts. MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology), 3(02), 25–28.



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