Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Users Online: 3082 | Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-20

Evaluation of extracts of the root of Seidenfia rheedii (Sw.) Szlach. for antibacterial activity

1 Department of Microbiology, PGP College of Arts and Science, Namakkal - 637 206, India
2 Department of Botany, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli - 620 002, India

Correspondence Address:
T Francis Xavier
Department of Microbiology, PGP College of Arts and Science, Namakkal - 637 206
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

In the present investigation, aqueous, ethanol and petroleum ether, ethanol (1:1) root extracts of Seidenfia rheedii  were tested against 12 different human pathogenic bacteria for antibacterial activity. It was found that ethanolic extracts inhibited the growth of all the bacterial strains tested whereas moderate antibacterial activity was associated with petroleum ether, ethanol (1:1) root extracts. The aqueous extract did not show antibacterial activity. Thus the present investigation reveals that the selected plant extracts have potential of bactericidal effect on test bacteria.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded49    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal