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Title: Antimicrobial efficacy of <i>Murraya koenigii</i> (Linn.) Spreng. root extracts
Authors: Malwal, Manvi
Sarin, Renu
Keywords: Antibacterial
Curry leaf tree
<i style="">Murraya koenigii</i>
<i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. cl. (2011.01) </b><b style="">--</b> A61K 36/75, A61K 125/00, A61P 31/04, A61P 31/10
Abstract: <i style="">In vitro</i> antimicrobial efficacy of root extracts of <i style="">Murraya koenigii</i> (Linn.) Spreng. was assessed by disc diffusion method against four bacterial strains (<i>Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus </i>and<i> Salmonella typhi</i>)<i> </i>and three fungal strains (<i style="">Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans </i>and<i style=""> Trichophyton rubrum</i>). Minimum inhibitory concentration was also determined. The most susceptible bacterial and fungal strains were <i>S. aureus </i>and <i style="">T. rubrum</i>, respectively. The root extracts in organic solvents (hexane, methanol and chloroform) showed good antimicrobial activity. However, aqueous extracts could not exhibit any activity. Results of the present investigation indicate that root of <i style="">M. koenigii</i> possess antimicrobial properties and hence can be exploited for future natural plant based antimicrobial agents.
Description: 48-51
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.2(1) [March 2011]

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