ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF STEM BARK EXTRACT OF MANGIFERA INDICA AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS SPECIES AND FREQUENCY OF USE OF ORGANIC EXTRACTS AS SKINCARE PRODUCTS IN COMMON POPULATIONAbstract
Antimicrobial activity of stem bark of Mangifera indica was determined using the disk diffusion method to determine the susceptibility or resistivity of Staphylococcus species to the plant extract. Ethanol extract showed the highest inhibition zone diameter of 34mm, while the aqueous extract showed a zone diameter of 23 mm. The ethanol proved to be a better solvent, and the Staphylococcus species was found susceptible to the ethanolic extracts. The stem barks extracts can be used to develop new antimicrobial compounds. Survey results revealed a need to increase awareness to limit the overuse of harmful chemical cosmetics as skin care products and augmentation in the use of organic extract for skincare products among individuals.
Pallavi Kumari, Kumari Nidhi and Preeti Swarupa *
Department of Microbiology, Patna Women’s College, Patna, Bihar, India.
01 January 2022
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