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Research Journal of Medicinal Plants
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 295-301
DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2011.295.301
Search for Antimicrobial Potentials from Certain Indian Medicinal Plants
Ekta Menghani, Arvind Pareek, R.S. Negi and C.K. Ojha

Abstract:
Ethanol extracts of eight Indian Medicinal Plants Arnebia nobilis, Garcinia indica, Boehavia diffusa, Solanum albicaule, Vitex negundu, Bunium persicum, Acacia concinna and Albizia lebbeck were examined for their anti-microbial potentials against selected bacteria and fungi. The purpose of screening is to justify, authenticate and validate the use of Indian Medicinal Plants in ethnomedicinal or folklore as traditional treasure to cure various ailments. In present investigations attempts were made to screen the Indian Medicinal Plants as antibiotics. The extracts were tested against selected test bacteria and fungi as antimicrobial assay through disc diffusion assay where standard tetracycline is used and solvent ethanol as control. Indian Medicinal Plants have a traditional background that they have potentials to use as antimicrobial agents. The results showed that all the extracts possess good antimicrobial activity against selected test bacteria and intermediate against fungus. The present results therefore offer a scientific basis for traditional use of ethanolic extracts Arnebia nobilis, Garcinia indica, Boehavia diffusa, Solanum albicaule, Vitex negundu, Bunium persicum, Acacia concinna and Albizia lebbeck. These results explain that G. indica showed potential antimicrobial activity against S. aureus negative can be used as a very good treatment for acne if added to daily diet and V. negundu showed potentials against S. aureus positive. Further, B. diffusa, A. concinna and A. lebbeck have also possessed antimicrobial potentials against all test bacteria and fungi which explains that their use in daily life will generate a resistant or immunity to fight against microorganisms. It is also noteworthy that screening of antimicrobial potentials of S. albicaule were performed for the first time.
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How to cite this article:

Ekta Menghani, Arvind Pareek, R.S. Negi and C.K. Ojha, 2011. Search for Antimicrobial Potentials from Certain Indian Medicinal Plants. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 5: 295-301.

DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2011.295.301

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjmp.2011.295.301

 
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