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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 22-27

Anti microbial activity of the various leaf extracts of Vitex negundo Linn.

1 Head, Department of Biochemistry, Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
2 Head, Department of Biochemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India
3 Professor, Department of Microbiology, PSGIMS & R, Coimbatore, India

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P Renuka Devi
Head, Department of Biochemistry, Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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The antibacterial activity of the leaves of Vitex negundo  was tested against three types of bacteria Viz., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Pneumoniae. The fresh, aqueous, heated aqueous extract, chloroform and methanolic extract of leaves were used for screening their antibacterial potential. The fresh and aqueous extracts of leaves in various dilutions were found to have antibacterial activity against the three bacteria.

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