Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Antibacterial Action of Curcumin against Staphylococcus aureus: A Brief Review

Table 2

Synergism of curcumin against S. aureus.

Compound (solvent)Subinhibitory concentrationAntibioticsS. aureus strainTest methodReference

Curcumin (not reported)500 µg/discCefixime
Cephotaxime
Vancomycin
Tetracycline
MSSA (1 clinical isolate)Disk diffusion[31]

Curcumin (DMSO)Checkerboard (various serial dilutions)Oxacillin
Ampicillin
Ciprofloxacin
Norfloxacin
MSSA (ATCC 25923)
MRSA (ATCC 33591)
MRSA (1 clinical isolate)
Broth microdilution[9]

Curcumin-1 (DMSO)Checkerboard (various serial dilutions)Cefaclor
Cefodizime
Cefotaxime
MSSA Broth microdilution[41]

Curcumin (DMF)25 g/mLGentamicin
Amikacin
Ciprofloxacin
MSSA (ATCC 25923)
MRSA (ATCC 43300)
MSSA (1 clinical isolate)
MSSA (10 environ. isolates)
Disk diffusion & broth microdilution[8]

Curcumin (DMSO)32 g/mLPenicillin
Erythromycin
Ciprofloxacin
MSSA (ATCC 25923)
MSSA (13 clinical isolates)
Disk diffusion[48]

from Microbial Type Culture Collection Centre (MTCC), IMTECH, Chandigarh, India.