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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part A
Bactericidal action of Croton macrostachyus leaf extract against common human pathogenic bacteria

Workitu Firomsa, Abenezer Tamirat, Biniyam Tekle, Biniyam Tesfaye, Habib Shafi and Arumuganainar Suresh

Bacterial ailment remains a serious health problem due to its development of resistance to available antibiotics and created the need for replacement. In Ethiopia, the plant Croton macrostachyus are used as a traditional medicine for infectious diseases, but reports on its possible bactericidal activity is deficient, therefore the present study aimed at evaluating the in vitro antibacterial activity of different extracts of C. macrostachyus leaves against six human pathogens of Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumonia and Neisseria meningitides. The methanol extract was the best in terms of zone of inhibition as exhibited maximum of 12.3 mm diameter followed by chloroform (9.6 mm) and ethanol (7 mm) and clearly indicated that unique bactericidal activity. However, its efficacy will be evaluated in future. The present results give scientific evidence and support the traditional use of C. macrostachyus as a source for antibacterials eventually for unearthing new drugs.
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How to cite this article:
Workitu Firomsa, Abenezer Tamirat, Biniyam Tekle, Biniyam Tesfaye, Habib Shafi, Arumuganainar Suresh. Bactericidal action of Croton macrostachyus leaf extract against common human pathogenic bacteria. J Med Plants Stud 2018;6(6):33-36.
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