ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF TRICHOSANTHES CUCUMERINA L AN ENDANGERED ETHNOMEDICINAL HERBAbstract
The present work has been under taken to study the antibacterial activity of stem, leaf, flower and seed extracts of Trichosanthes cucumerina L against disease causing bacteria. Antibacterial activity of different solvent extracts (Aqueous, Methanol, Chloroform, Petroleum ether, Acetone) of stem, leaf, flower and seed of T. cucumerina has been studied to find out their activity against nine pathogenic bacteria viz., Bacillus cereus, Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumonia, Bacillus sphericus, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. The antibacterial activity of the extracts of different plant parts was done through well diffusion method and by measuring the inhibition zone around the disc. According to our observations, the seed extracts of T. cucumerina exhibited antibacterial activity against all the bacteria under study. The results provided evidence that the species T. cucumerina can be used as a potential source of antibacterial agent.
S. Rudroju, K. Gudikandula, S. Talari and R. S. Nanna *
Plant Biotechnology Research Group, Kakatiya University, Warangal (TS), India
10 September, 2015
20 January, 2016
23 January, 2016
IJPSR 01 March, 2016