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Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens

Published on Aug 1, 2012in Asian pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine1.587
· DOI :10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60104-X
Ponmurugan Karuppiah5
Estimated H-index: 5
(KSU: King Saud University),
Shyam Kumar Rajaram4
Estimated H-index: 4
(KSU: King Saud University)
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Objective To evaluate the antibacterial properties of Allium sativum (garlic) cloves and Zingiber officinale (ginger) rhizomes against multi-drug resistant clinical pathogens causing nosocomial infection.
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