MORINDA PUBESCENS BARK EXTRACTS SHOWS ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITYAbstract
Morinda Pubescens belonging to the family rubiaceae has been reported to posses many medicinal properties according to indigenous system of medicine. The search for biologically active compounds from natural sources has always been of great interest to researchers looking for new drugs useful in infectious disease. In the present study, the various extracts of Morinda Pubescens bark was tested for their antibacterial and antifungal activities against gram positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, gram negative organisms such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and fungi such as Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger respectively by cup plate method. All the extracts were effective against the tested microorganism which was comparable with standard antibiotics. The ethanolic extract showed highest zone of inhibition then other extracts tested. The zone of inhibition of the extracts of Morinda Pubescens indicating that the plant of Morinda Pubescens can fight these microorganism effectively due to the presence of phenol,triterpinoids and tannins it could be better alternative to the modern medicine
Bharat Kumar Tyagi *, Rajesh Kumar Goyal and Pradeep Chauhan
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Professional Studies, College of Pharmacy, Shivpuri link road, Gwalior-474001, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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