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Research Journal of Medicinal Plants
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 39-42
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Antimicrobial Activity of Saponin Fraction from the Roots of Hemidesmus indicus

Venkatesan Gopiesh Khanna and Krishnan Kannabiran

The antimicrobial activity of saponin fraction from the roots of Hemidesmus indicus was evaluated against pathogenic bacteria and fungi in an in vitro condition by agar diffusion assay. Pure saponin extract exhibited remarkable antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger. The present study suggests that the saponin fraction possesses significant antibacterial activity. It can be concluded from this study, saponin may be a phytochemical of choice to develop as a potential antimicrobics against pathogenic microorganisms.
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  •    Analysis of the Phytochemical Content and the Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antioxidant Activities of the Roots, Stems and Leaves of Hemidesmus indicus, Ocimum sanctum and Tinospora cordifolia
  •    Bioactivity of Hemidesmus indicus (L.) on Human Pathogenic Bacteria and Culex qinquifasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
  •    Methanol Extract of Three Medicinal Plants from Samburu in Northern Kenya Show Significant Antimycobacterial, Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties
How to cite this article:

Venkatesan Gopiesh Khanna and Krishnan Kannabiran, 2008. Antimicrobial Activity of Saponin Fraction from the Roots of Hemidesmus indicus. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 2: 39-42.




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