Biochemical composition and antimicrobial activities of oil extract obtained from hamsters

Bauer, Biljana and Kostik, Vesna and Cekovska, Svetlana and Jankoska, Gordana and Kocevska, Ana (2017) Biochemical composition and antimicrobial activities of oil extract obtained from hamsters. In: The Third International Mediterranean Symposium on Medical and Aromatic Plant (MESMAP -3), 13-16 Apr 2017, Gime - Turkish Republic of Norden Cyprus.

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In Struga and surrounding one interesting medicine from animal origin nowadays exist for healing an ear pains. This traditional medicine probably was prescribed by the physician Vladimir Kavaev (born in 1885) who studied military medical academy in Russia. Doctor Kavaev and his wife Elena (also physician) were personal acquaintances and collaborators of Lenin [1]. To this day this medicine is prepared in some areas in Republic of Macedonia as a very efficient and irreplaceable remedy for ear pain. No, literature data exist about preparing and usage of this remedy prepared with just borne hamsters, in our country and other countries in the world [2]. Because of that with our contemporarily investigations on the biochemical composition and antimicrobial activities of this oil extract we have tried to find an explanation of its usage for healing ear pains. The biochemical composition of the oil extract obtained from hamsters determined by the Eclia (Electrochemiluminescence assay) showed more than 1750 nmol/l of Cortisol and more than 70.0 nmol/l 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. Mineral composition assay determined by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion showed presence of 13.2 mg/kg Fe. The results for antimicrobial activities show inhibition of bacterial growth for Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas fluorescens, and low antimicrobial action on Gram positive bacteria i.e. Staphylococcus aureus. Discovered biochemical composition and antimicrobial activity of oil extract obtained from hamsters justify it’s usage to date

Key words: oil exrtact, antimicrobial activity, hamsters, biochemical composition, traditional medicine

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Vesna Kostik
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 12:02

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