This comparative study was conducted to evaluate abroad spectrum antibacterial activity of ethanolic extracts of Oleaeuropaea leaves (Olive tree) and Ficuscarica (Fig tree).
This study was carried out by using the agar disc diffusion method at concentration of 200mg/ml against bacterial strains of Enterococcus faecalis (Gram-positive bacteria) and Escherichia coli (Gram-negative bacteria).
The results showed that olive leaves extract was the most active extract inhibiting bacterial growth of E. faecalis. However, both olive leaves extract and fig leaves extract did not show antibacterial effects against E. faecalis and E. coli. It’s considered that some other works should be conducted about using olive and fig leaves extract against other bacterial species, especially multidrug-resistance strains.