Biocidal activity of Scoparia dulcis and Clerodendrum phlomidis on human pathogens, Mosquito larvae and storage pest
Lurdu Mary T and Thampi Raj S
Medicinal plants consist of chemical compounds which are used as natural medicines to treat common bacterial infections. In this study proposes Clerodendrum phlomidis and Scoparia dulcis are important medicinal plants as its extracts showed good anti-bacetral activity against all organisms like Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus vulgaris. The Iso-propyl alcohol extracts of both Clerodendrum pholmids and Scoparia dulcis showed best result of larvicidal and pesticidal activity against the mosquito larvae Aedes aegypti, and the pests Sitophilus oryzae (Rice weevil). In the present investigation the n-butyl alcohol extacts of Clerodendrum phlomidis showed very good activity against all tested pathogens. This study Clerodendrum phlomidis in the traditional system of to treat various infectious diseases, caused by the microbes as well as in mosquitos and pest control.