Comparative antibacterial and antifungal activities of benzene extract of three medicinal plants
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 Î¼g/Î¼l 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 Î¼g/Î¼l and leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus showed considerable inhibiting activity against the Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus at 30 Î¼g/Î¼l.
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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