Evaluation of Antibacterial and Anti Fungal Activity of Hexane and Methanol Extracts of Psoralea Corylifolea Seed

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K, Sharath ; Mohan G, Krishna ; Rani M, Sandhya ; V, Kowmudi ; N, Suresh (2016)
  • Publisher: Sierra Journals Publisher
  • Journal: International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (issn: 2455-8095, eissn: 2455-8095)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.21477/ijapsr.v1i1.9605
  • Subject: Evaluation; Antibacterial; Anti Fungal; Activity; Hexane; Methanol; Extracts; Psoralea Corylifolea; Seed; | Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacognosy

Objective: To evaluate antibacterial and antifungal activity of hexane and methanol extracts of Psoralea Corylifolea Seed.Method: Psoralea Corylifolia seeds were extracted by using different solvents hexane and methanol and the test extracts were assayed for antibacterial and antifungal activity. The antibacterial activity was tested against Staphylococcus aureus and antifungal activity was tested against Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger by agar well diffusion method and measuring the zone of Inhibition.Results: The hexane and methanol extracts of Psoralea corylifolia seed was very effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. The results showed unique characters of the plant in inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth.Conclusion: In the present study antibacterial and anti fungal activity of hexane and methanol extracts of psoralea corylifolea seed was confirmed. 
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