##plugins.themes.bootstrap3.article.main##

Suneel Kumar Singh Ritu Vishnoi Gulshan Kumar Dhingra Kunal Kishor

Abstract

Screenings of methanolic leaf extracts of nine medicinal plants (Cotinus coggygria, Adhatoda vesica, Argemone mexicana, Zanthoxylum armatum, Berberis asiatica, Corissa opaca, Euphorbia hirta, Cassio fistula and Ricinus communis), belonging to selected areas of Uttarakhand, were tested against seven bacterial strains (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterobactor aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) by disc diffusion method. Leaf extracts of R. communis, B. asiatica and C. opaca showed high (13 – 23) effect on all the bacterial strains while E. hirta, Z. armatum and A. vesica exhibits minimum (6 – 15) effects. Remaining leaf extracts of plants were found moderately (10 - 19) effective.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

##plugins.themes.bootstrap3.article.details##

##plugins.themes.bootstrap3.article.details##

Keywords

Antibacterial activity, Medicinal plants, Methanol extracts

References
Ahsan, M.R., Islam, K.M., Haque, M.E. and Mossaddik, M.A. (2009). In vitro antibacterial screening and toxicity study of some different medicinal plants. World J. Agric. Sci., 5(5): 617-621.
Bauer, R.W., Kirby, M.D.K., Sherris, J.C. and Turck, M. (1996). Antibiotic susceptibility testing by standard single disc diffusion method. Am. J. Clin. Pathol., 45 : 493 – 496.
Bhattacharjee, I., Chatterjee, S.K., Chatterjee, S. and Chandra, G. (2006). Antibacterial potentiality of argemone Mexicana solvent extracts against some pathogenic bacteria. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 101(6): 645-648.
Cowan, M.M. (1999). Plant products as antimicrobial agents. Clinical Microb. Rev., 12: 564-582.
Hoffman, B.R., Delas, A.H., Blanco, K., Wiederhold, N., Lewis, R.E. and Williams, L. (2004). Screening of antibacterial and antifungal activities of ten medicinal plants from Ghana. Pharmaceutical Biol., 42(1): 13-17.
Jigma, P., Rathish, N. and Sumitra, C. (2005). Preliminary screening of some folklore medicinal plants from western India for potential antimicrobial activity. Indian J. Pharmacol., 37(6): 408-409
Kumar, N. (2006). Medicinal plants: future source of pesticides. Asian J Microb, Biotech & Env. Sciences, 8(1) : 57 – 59.
Nair, R. and Chanda, S. (2006). Activity of some medicinal plants against certain pathogenic bacteria strains. Indian J. Pharmacol., 38(2): 142-144.
Osho, A. and Adetunji, T. (2010). Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Argemone mexicana Linn. J. Med. Plants. Res., 4(1): 19-22.
Panthi, M.P. and Chaudhary, R.P. (2006). Antimicrobial activity of some selected folklore medicinal plants from west Nepal. Scientific World, 4(4): 16-21.
Rahman, M.M., Alam, M.J., Sharmin, S.A., Rahman, M.M., Rahman, A. and Alam, M.F. (2009). In vitro antibacterial activity of Argemone mexicana L. (Papaveraceae). CMU. J. Nat. Sci., 8(1): 77-84,
Rios, J.L., Recio, M.C. and Villar, A. (1988). Screening methods for natural products with antibacterial activity: a review of the literature. J. Ethanopharmacol., 23: 127-149.
Singh, M., Srivastava, S. and Rawat, A.K.S. (2007a). Antimicrobial activities of Indian Berberis species. Fitoterapia, 78: 574-576.
Singh, S.K., Kumar, M., Kohli, S., and Rajwar, G.S. (2007b). Screening of methanolic leaf extracts of Eupatorium adenophorum against different bacteria under in vitro condition. Annals of Med. Entomol., 16(1 & 2): 1-6.
Srinivasan, K., Dheen, M.A.N., Perumal, G., Mohanasundari, C. and Natarajan, D. (2005). Screening of methanolic leaf extracts of some medicinal plants against pathogenic bacteria. Ad. Plant Sci., 18(II): 605-607.
Uniyal, S.K., Singh, K.N., Jamwal, P. and Lal, B. (2006). Traditional use of medicinal plants among the tribal communities of Chhota Bhangal, Western Himalayan. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., 2: 1-14.
Citation Format
How to Cite
Singh, S. K., Vishnoi, R., Dhingra, G. K., & Kishor, K. (2012). Antibacterial activity of leaf extracts of some selected traditional medicinal plants of Uttarakhand, North East India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 4(1), 47-50. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v4i1.220
More Citation Formats:
Section
Research Articles

Most read articles by the same author(s)