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Title: <i>In vitro </i>antimicrobial study of root extract of <i>Chlorophytum arundinaceum </i>Baker
Authors: Valya, Gugulothu
Ragan, Ajmeera
Raju, Vatsavaya S
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity
<i>Chlorophytum arundinaceum</i>
<i>Safed</i> <i>musl</i>
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl.<sup>8</sup> — A61K 36/896, A61K 125/00, A61P 31/00
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place" downloadurl=""> The tubers of <b><i>Chlorophytum arundinaceum </i></b><b>Baker </b>of Liliaceae family is a traditionally used medicinal plant with ethnic and/or folk claims like immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, anti-arthritic, aphrodisiac, etc. The <i>in vitro </i>antimicrobial activity of its root extract was evaluated against six bacterial species (<i>Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Proteus</i> <i>vulgaris</i>, <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella sonnei </i>and <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>) and four fungal species (<i>Aspergillus fumigatus, A. niger, Candida albicans </i>and <i>Trichophyton rubrum</i>). The root extracts in solvents like petroleum ether/benzene, ethyl acetate, hydro-alcohol, methanol and chloroform showed moderate microbial activity whereas the aqueous root extract evinced no antimicrobial activity. None of the solvent extracts tested showed any activity against <i>B. subtilis</i><i>. </i>The methanolic extract has shown maximum antibacterial as well as antifungal activity of the five solvent systems tried except <i>A. fumigatus</i>. </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 503-506
ISSN: 0975-1092(Online); 0972-592X(Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.8(5) [September-October 2009]

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