Comparative antibacterial and antifungal activities of benzene extract of three medicinal plants


  • Sasikala rp
  • Sangeetha K
  • Meena Ks


Objective: This study was carried out with an objective to investigate the antibacterial and antifungal potential of three Indian medicinal plants.

Methods: Antimicrobial activity of benzene extracts of three plants namely Abutilon indicum, Plectranthus amboinicus, Aegle marmelos were determined using agar disc diffusion method at different concentration from 5-30 μg/μl against two gram positive Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and two fungal strains Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus and compared with standard drugs Norfloxacin & Fluconazole respectively.

Results: Benzene extract of fruits from Abutilon indicum inhibited Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis at 30 μg/μl and leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus showed considerable inhibiting activity against the Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus at 30 μg/μl.

Conclusion: Hence, these plants can be further used to determine the bioactive natural products that may provide as leads in the development of new drugs.


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rp, S., K, S., & Ks, M. (2017). Comparative antibacterial and antifungal activities of benzene extract of three medicinal plants. Innovare Journal of Life Sciences, 5(3), 3–5. Retrieved from



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