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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 421-426
Bioline Code: tc08058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 421-426

 en Antibacterial Activity of Some Folklore Medicinal Plants From South India
Goud, M. Jaya Prakash; Komraiah, A.; Rao, K. Narasimha; Ragan, A.; Raju, V.S. & Charya, M. A. Singara

Abstract

Antibacterial activity and phytochemical tests of eight whole plant methanol extracts belonging to family Euphorbiaceae were evaluated. In agar well diffusion assay the diameter of inhibition zones ranged from 3-13 mm. Phyllanthusemblica check for this species in other resources showed maximum activity of 13 mm. The MIC and MBC observed were 30-140 mcg/ml and 40-160 mcg/ml, respectively. P.piscatorum and P.emblica showed the lowest MIC (30 mcg/ml), P.emblicathe lowest MBC (40 mcg/ml) and thus an effective inhibitor of the tested bacteria. Alkaloids, saponins and tannins were detected in 7 out of 8 tested plants.

Keywords
Plant extracts, Antibacterial activity, MIC, MBC, Phytochemical tests

 
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