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Title: In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of crude extracts of Ficus benghalensis Linn., the banyan tree leaves
Authors: Koona, Saradha Jyothi
Rao, B Subba
Keywords: Ficus benghalensis;Banyan Tree;Antibacterial;Gram-negative bacteria;Agar-well diffusion
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01)-A61K 36/00, A61P 31/04
Abstract: The antibacterial activity of Ficus benghalensis Linn., the banyan tree, leaves was tested on bacterial pathogens of humans. Hexane, chloroform and methanol extracts were used for the study of antibacterial activity by agar well diffusion method. The methanol extract showed higher antibacterial activity in comparison to the other two solvents. Relatively higher minimum inhibitory concentration was obtained with methanol extract for Klebsiella pneumoniae and Micrococcus luteus; however, less inhibitory effect was noted for chloroform and hexane extracts. Gram-negative bacteria were more susceptible than Gram-positive. Present study validates the traditional use of banyan leaves in medicine.
Page(s): 281-284
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.3(2) [June 2012]

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