Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 40-46
DOI: 10.3923/jpahs.2012.40.46
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Evaluation of the Antibacterial Properties of Aqueous and Methanol Extracts of Cassia alata

C.A. Alalor, C.I. Igwilo and E. Jeroh

Abstract:
The antibacterial activity of the aqueous and methanol extracts of sundried leaves of Cassia alata was investigated by testing the extracts against some pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the Agar cup plate method. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of the aqueous extract against susceptible test organism was determined using the Agar dilution method. The results showed that the plant part can be used to treat infections caused by S. aureus and B. Subtilis which were susceptible. The in vitro findings justify the use of the extract of Cassia alata in traditional medicine practice for the treatment of some external skin infections. Cassia alata has shown to be a very versatile plant and can be a viable alternative as an antibacterial agent in the future either alone or in combination with other medicinal plants, if formulated into appropriate pharmaceutical dosage forms. Further, scope exists for in vivo research studies with preformulation testing, pharmaceutical dosage formulation and development, pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy in patients.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Brine Shrimp Toxicity of Leaf and Seed Extracts of Cassia alata Linn. and Their Antibacterial Potency
  •    Antimicrobial Activity of Senna spectabilis and S. tora
  •    Preliminary Investigation on the Phytochemistry and Antimicrobial Activity of Senna alata L. Flower
  •    Antimicrobial Activity Evaluation of Cassia spectabilis Leaf Extracts
How to cite this article:

C.A. Alalor, C.I. Igwilo and E. Jeroh, 2012. Evaluation of the Antibacterial Properties of Aqueous and Methanol Extracts of Cassia alata . Journal of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, 2: 40-46.

DOI: 10.3923/jpahs.2012.40.46

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jpahs.2012.40.46

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom