Antimicrobial studies on Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd and Suregada angustifolia (Baill.ex Muell.Arg) Airy Shaw
Sandhya Rani D and Gopal GV
In this study, the antimicrobial potentials of solvent extracts from bark and leaves of Poeciloneuron indicum and Suregada angustifolia were investigated. Chloroform, ethanol and aqueous extracts of leaves and bark were tested against two strains each of Gram +ve and Gram-ve bacteria and two strains of fungi by disc diffusion method. The ethanol bark extracts of S. angustifolia showed maximum inhibition zone against Pseudomonas aeroginosa with an inhibition zone of 22±0.00. Chloroform bark extracts of P. indicum showed a wide spectrum of activities against majority of the microbes tested. The study lends support for the use of the plants as folklore medicine for the cure of infectious diseases.