IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF THE CRUDE EXTRACTS OF COLOCASIA ESCULENTA LEAVES (ARACEAE)Abstract
Colocasia esculenta belonging to family araceae popularly knows as “taro”, is very useful medicinal plant described by Charaka as an anti-inflammatory plant. An experiment was carried out to study the antimicrobial activity of chloroform and methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta plant by agar diffusion method. Zone of inhibition produced by chloroform and methanol extract in dose of 20, 10, 5, 2.5, 1.25, 0.625, 0.3125 mg/ml against some selected strains was measured and compared with standard antibiotics tetracycline in dose of 5, 2.5, 0.625, 0.3125, 0.15625, 0.078072 mg/ml.
Meenal S Kubde *, S S Khadabadi, S S Saboo, D S Ghorpade and A J Modi
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Govt. College of Pharmacy, Kathora Naka, Amravati (MH), India
08 April, 2010
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