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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007, pp. 313-318
Bioline Code: tc07042
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2007, pp. 313-318

 en ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SOME INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS
Dabur, Rajesh; Gupta, Amita; Mandal, T K; Singh, Desh Deepak; Bajpai, Vivek; Gurav, A M & Lavekar, G S

Abstract

The antimicrobial potential of seventy-seven extracts from twenty-four plants was screened against eight bacteria and four pathogenic fungi, using microbroth dilution assay. Lowest concentration of the extract, which inhibits any visual microbial growth after treatment with p-iodonitrotetrazolium violet, was considered to be minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Water extracts of Acacia nilotica check for this species in other resources , Justicia zelanica check for this species in other resources , Lantana camara check for this species in other resources and Saraca asoca check for this species in other resources exhibited good activity against all the bacteria tested and the MIC was recorded in range of 9.375-37.5 μg/ml and 75.0-300.0 μg/ml against the bacterial and fungal pathogens, respectively. The other extracts of Phyllanthus urinaria check for this species in other resources , Thevetia nerifolia check for this species in other resources , Jatropha gossypifolia Saraca asoca, Tamarindus indica check for this species in other resources , Aegle marmelos check for this species in other resources , Acacia nilotica check for this species in other resources , Chlorophytum borivilianum check for this species in other resources , Mangifera indica check for this species in other resources , Woodfordia fruticosa check for this species in other resources and Phyllanthus emblica check for this species in other resources showed antimicrobial activity in a range of 75-1200 μg/ml.

Keywords
Antibacterial, Antifungal, Medicinal Plants, Microbroth dilution assay, folkloric medicine

 
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