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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 6-8

Antibacterial studies on leaf extract of Elephantopus scaber Linn

1 J.K.K. Nataraja College of Pharmacy, Komarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
2 J.S.S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty, India

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S Suresh Kumar
J.K.K. Nataraja College of Pharmacy, Komarapalayam, Tamil Nadu
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Methanolic extract of Elephantopus scaber Linn was investigated for its antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM – 2079), Escherichia coli (NCIM-2067), Bacillus subtilis (NCIM-2063), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCIM-2036), Proteus vulgaris (NCIM-2027) at 100 μg/disc by using disc diffusion method. The extract showed significant anti bacterial activity and were compared to chloramphenicol (30 μg/disc).

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