The antimicrobial activities of several compounds isolated from Artemisia campestris were studied using an agar diffusion technique. At a concentration of 125 μg/ml, six of the extracted compounds inhibited growth of Staphylococcus aureus, three of the compounds inhibited Escherichia coli and two inhibited growth of Proteus vulgaris. Pseudomonas pyocyanea was resistant to all extracted compounds.

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Author notes

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Al-Faateh University.

2Department of Food Science, Al-Faateh University.

3University of Aston in Birmingham.