Screening of methanol & acetone extract for antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants species of Indian folklore
In search for new and safe antibacterial agent medicinal plants have been continuously investigated. The methanol and acetone extract of Alstonia scholaris (stem bark), Achyranthus aspera (whole plant) Moringa oleifera (leaves), Tinospora cordifolia (stem), and Enicostema hyssopifolium (stem) were screened for their antibacterial activity using the agar diffusion method. The susceptibility of the microorganisms to the extracts of these plants was compared with each other and with selected standard antibiotics. The antimicrobial activities of these plants were discussed according to their phytochemical components. Finding of current research was suggest A. scholaris and M. oleifera can be explored as a new source of antibacterial compound, for Enterobacter aerogens (ATCC13048), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC9144), and Micrococcus luteus (ATCC4698).
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