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Title: <b style="">Antimicrobial activity of Piper fruits</b>
Authors: Khan, Mohib
Siddiqui, Mustafa
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity
Piper fruits
<i style="">Piper cubeba</i>
<i style="">Piper retrofractum</i>
<i>Piper longum</i>
<i>Piper nigrum</i>
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. cl.</b><b><sup>8</sup></b><b>— </b>A61K 36/00, A61K 36/67, A61P 31/00
Abstract: In this study an attempt is made to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of various extracts of fruits of different Piper species available in the Aurangabad-Marathwada (Maharashtra State) region. Twenty eight extracts prepared from the fruits of four species, viz. <b style=""><i style="">Piper cubeba </i>Linn. f.</b>,<i style=""> <b style="">P. retrofractum </b></i><b style="">Vahl<i style=""> </i></b>syn.<i style=""> P</i>.<i style=""> chaba </i>Hunter non Blume,<b style=""><i style=""> P.longum</i> Linn. </b>and<i style=""> <b style="">P. nigrum</b></i><b style=""> Linn. </b><i style=""> </i>were evaluated against bacterial pathogens, such as<i style=""> Staphylococcus albus, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli </i>and <i style="">Bacillus megaterium </i>and one fungus,<i style=""> Aspergillus niger</i>. Compared to Streptomycin all the extracts exhibited a good antibacterial activity. Some of the extracts showed antifungal activity as well.
Description: 111-113
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.6(2) [March-April 2007]

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