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Antibacterial activity of broccoli compounds

 

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By Dr. Prof. Ibrahim Adnan Saracoglu

The woody stalk (base of the plant) and also the flowering portion of the plant (broccoli) contains antibacterial compounds.

Broccoli showed potent antibacterial activity and we isolated the active compounds. Instrumental analysis identified the compounds as isothiocyanate's. Some homologues of isothiocyanate's were also active against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Chlamydia.

The antimicrobial potential of seven compounds isolated from broccoli was tested against the growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Aspergillus flavus, Bacillus cereus. The well known, syringic acid (0.5 mg/ml) completely inhibited the growth of Bacillus cereus. p-hydroxy benzoic and p-coumaric acid (0.3 mg/ml) completely inhibited the growth E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Broccoli treatment considered to be very valuable for treating genito-urinary problems. Studies have shown that broccoli treatment relieve the stress and the stenosis of genito-urinary systems, while helping to treat infection and to increase the blood circulation. The prostate begins to gradually produce its regular secrection. As consequence we expect the regulation of sexual dysfunctions, the regulation of libido, elevation of ejaculate volume to normal level.

Broccoli treatment helps tone the bladder, thereby helping to relieve straining pains. Purported immune system enhancer and boots physical energy.

 

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