Antibacterial and anti fungal efficacy of some medicinal plants used in Indian herbal medicine
Rajaiah E and Nageswara Rao Singisala
The present study was undertaken to study the antimicrobial and anti fungal activity of selected medicinal plants viz,Aegle marmelos, Butea monosperma, Comnifora wighti, Holostemma ada-kodien, Decalepis hamiltonii, Gloriosa superba, Gymnema sylvestre and Santalum album were studiedfrom Indalwai forest of Nizamabad. All the bacterial cultures are human pathogenic and were procured from Primer Biotech Research Centre, Hyderabad. The micro organisms selected for the present study are; E. coli, K. pneumonia, P. aeruginosa (Gram -ve); P. vulgaris, S. aureus, B. subtilis, and E.s faecalis (Gram +ve). The present study indicated the anti-microbial and anti fungal activity of methanol leaf extracts of the selected medicinal plants. The present study confirms the extracts of selected medicinal plants can be employed as antimicrobial agents in formulation of the novel drugs. Further it necessitates the pharmacological evaluation.
Rajaiah E, Nageswara Rao Singisala. Antibacterial and anti fungal efficacy of some medicinal plants used in Indian herbal medicine. J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(1):36-42. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2022.v10.i1a.1361