COMPARATIVE ANTIBACTERIAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT EXTRACT OF POMEGRANATE AND ITS WILD VARIETYAbstract
Plants have traditionally provided a source of hope for novel drug compounds, as plant herbal mixtures have made large contributions to human health and well-being. We report in this work for the first time, the potent antibacterial activity of Punica granatum and its wild form daru. Ethanol, petroleum ether and distilled water extract of fruit’s white membrane were screened for in vitro activity against four dental bacteria- Streptococcus sp., Lactobacillus sp., Staphylococcus sp. and Proteus sp. This plant was selected due to its traditional use for the treatment of oral infections. Among three tested extracts ethanol extract was the most effective against all the four dental bacteria.
Archana Devi*, Virender Singh and A. B. Bhatt
Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University (A Central University), Srinagar (Garhwal) - 246 174, Uttarakhand, India
03 May, 2011
15 July, 2011
28 September, 2011
01 October, 2011