EVALUATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT HERBAL PLANT EXTRACTSAbstract
This work has been undertaken to study the antimicrobial efficiency of Hexane, Ethyl acetate, Ethanolic extracts of herbal plants (Anthocephalus cadamba, Allium sativum, Origanum vulgare, Ocimum sanctum) against human pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC-3160), Escherichia coli (MTCC-1652) and fungi Aspergillus niger (MTCC-282) by using agar well diffusion method. All the plants showed significant activity against all pathogens, but the alcoholic extract of Ocimum sanctum showed maximum zone of inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration against all the pathogens. The minimum zone of inhibition and comparatively greater inhibitory concentration were determined in hexane and ethanolic extract. The Spectrum activity of alcoholic extracts of these plants could be a possible source to obtain new and effective herbal medicines to treat various infectious diseases.
T. Rajesh*, E. Venkatanagaraju , Divakar Goli and Syed Jalaluddin Basha
Department of Industrial Pharmacy, Acharya & B.M. Reddy College of Pharmacy, Soldevanahalli, Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru-560107, Karnataka, India
12 November, 2013
11 February, 2014
25 March, 2014