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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 418-422
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2003.418.422
 
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Antibacterial Activity of Cordyline terminalis Kunth. Leaves

Firoj Ahmed, Prabir K. Das, M. Amirul Islam, K. M. Rahman, Md. Mustafizur Rahman and M. S. T. Selim

Abstract:
The methanolic extract of Cordyline terminalis Kunth. as well as its different solvent fractions were tested for their antibacterial activity. The methanolic extract showed a moderate antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Shigella boydii, Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus epidermis. The n-hexane soluble fraction showed a mild antibacterial activity against Salmonella typhi, Shigella boydii and Shigella dysenteriae whereas the acetone and chloroform fraction did not show any activity.
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How to cite this article:

Firoj Ahmed, Prabir K. Das, M. Amirul Islam, K. M. Rahman, Md. Mustafizur Rahman and M. S. T. Selim, 2003. Antibacterial Activity of Cordyline terminalis Kunth. Leaves. Journal of Medical Sciences, 3: 418-422.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2003.418.422

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2003.418.422

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