ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OFCISSUS PALLIDAAbstract
Herbs have been widely used for centuries as remedies for diseased human conditions as they have certain phytochemicals of diseases curing nature. The present study explains the antimicrobial (antibacterial & antifungal) potential of dried stem wood of Cissuspallida methanolic extract against bacterial strains of Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aureginosa, and Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigates, Monoscus purpure fungal strains by Disc diffusion method. The test extract was compared with Ciprofloxacin 5 μg for bacterial organisms and Fluconazole 20 μg for fungal organisms. The extract showed significant antibacterial and antifungal activity which was confirmed by the zone of inhibition studied.
A. T. Selvan *, R. Yezdhani, N. S. Subramanian, M. R. Devi, B. S. G. Prasad, S. Kumar and S. Parimala
Department of Pharmacology, Teegala Krishna Reddy College of Pharmacy, Medbowli, Meerpet, Saroornagar (M), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
15 July 2014
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