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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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A survey on microbial quality of herbal distillates in isfahan, central of Iran Print E-mail
Written by Namderi F., Eghbali B., Bahmani M., Rafieian-Kopaei M., Hassanzadazar H., Moghimi-Monfared O., Ghazi N., Sharifi A.   
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Article Title: A survey on microbial quality of herbal distillates in isfahan, central of Iran
Authors: Namderi F., Eghbali B., Bahmani M., Rafieian-Kopaei M., Hassanzadazar H., Moghimi-Monfared O., Ghazi N., Sharifi A.
Affiliation: 1AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2Faculty of Pharmacy, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran 3Food and Beverages Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran 4Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran 5 Health Faculty, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran 6Razi Hebal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran 7Ilam University of Medical Science, Ilam, Iran
Abstract: Studies have shown that over than 80% of the people in the world use traditional drugs to treat their diseases. Regarding to high consumption and pharmaceutical use of herbal extracts, microbial qualities of eight herbal extracts including lavender, Fumaria parviflora, pussy, cumin, mint, camel's thorn, rose water and Melissa officinalis were investigated in this study. 64 samples of eight type herbal extracts retailed in Isfahan markets were purchased randomly and their total bacterial count, including contamination with coliforms, sulphite reducing Clostridium, Entrococci, Pseudomonas aeroginosa, molds and yeasts were evaluated according to Iranian national standard protocols. 37% of total samples were unacceptable and not consumable compared with the protocol of the national standard of Iran. Forty numbers of samples (63% of total samples) were acceptable and consumable. For improving the quality of herbal extracts, good observations based on hygienic conditions and applying good manufacturing practices, good harvesting practices, safe handling and storage during preparation and distribution are necessary.
Keywords: Herbal extracts, Microbial contamination, Isfahan, Iran
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*Correspondence: Dr. Hassan Hassanzadazar; Health Faculty, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it