publication . Article . 2015

Comparative study of in vitro antibacterial activity of leaves, bark, heart wood and seed extracts of Caesalpinia sappan L.

Arunkumar Naik Bukke; Fathima Nazneen Hadi; Chandramati Shankar Produtur;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease (issn: 2222-1808, eissn: 2222-1808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease Editorial Office
Objective: To evaluate and compare the maximum antimicrobial activity by screening different parts of Caesalpinia sappan L. extracted in different solvents against Salmonella ebony (MTCC 3384) (S. ebony), Klebsiella pneumoniae (MTCC 432) (K. pneumoniae), Escherichia coli (MTCC 443) (E. coli) and Bacillus subtilis (MTCC 10619) (B. subtilis). Methods: Dried plant parts were extracted with petroleum ether, methanol, chloroform and water by Soxhlet extraction method. The extracts were tested against S. ebony, K. pneumoniae, E. coli and B. subtilis by using the agar well diffusion method. Results: Among the above solvents, the methanol and chloro...
free text keywords: Antibacterial activity, Caesalpinia sappan L., Agar well diffusion assay, Extracts, Medicine, R, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962
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