ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF MEDICINAL PLANT AGAINST WOUND INFECTED PATHOGENSAbstract
Medicinal plants contribute in human health care system. Most of the plants utilized by village peoples as a folk medicine. The effects of plant extracts on bacteria have been studied by a very large number of researchers in different part of the world. In this study antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica were investicated against two strains of Human pathogenic bacteria. A total of 15 pus samples were collected from Namakkal private hospital, among that two strains were isolated as Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Isolation and identification of bacterial isolates by using standared biochemical tests. The above isolated organisms were tested for their sensitivity towards the Acalypha indica medicinal plant leaves extract by disc diffusion and Agar well methods. In this study the highest antibacterial activity were observed in water extract of Acalypha indica than compared with acetone extract. Inhibitory effect of medicinal plant against Staphylococcus aureus in well diffusion is (17mm), and Psedomonas aeruginosa is (20mm) in water extract. In acetone extract 7mm, 9mm inhibitory zone showed by Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
N. Divya*, S. Thenmozhi, B.T.Sureshkumar and M. Selvan,
Department of Microbiology, Vivekanandha College of Arts and Sciences for Women (Autonomous), Elayampalayam- 637205, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu (India).
09 April, 2014
27 May, 2014
13 July, 2014
01 November, 2014