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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007, pp. 199-204
Bioline Code: tc07025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007, pp. 199-204

 en ANTIBACTERIAL SCREENING OF AEGLE MARMELOS check for this species in other resources , LAWSONIA INERMIS check for this species in other resources AND ALBIZZIA LIBBECK check for this species in other resources
K. Sudharameshwari and J. Radhika

Abstract

Three medicinal plant Aegle marmelos check for this species in other resources , Lawsonia inermis check for this species in other resources , Albizzia libbeck check for this species in other resources were extracted by soxhlet apparatus using petroleum ether, ethanol, chloroform and aqueous as solvent. Among those extract, the petroleum ether was considered as effective one. The extracts were subjected to preliminary phytochemical screening and the three plants with four extracts were tested against three Gram positive bacteria (B.cereus, B.subtilis, S. aureus) and three Gram negative bacteria (E.coli, P.vulgaris, and P.aeruginosa) by disc diffusion method. Maximum inhibition (3.8cm) was recorded in Lawsonia inermis. It also showed inhibitory action against all the six pathogen tested. The zone of inhibition of the extracts was compared with the standard antibiotics Streptomycin and Spectinomycin. The study suggests that the plant is promising the development of phytomedicine for antimicrobial properties.

Keywords
Antibacterial activity, Aegle marmelos, Lawsonia inermis, Albizzia libbeck

 
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