Ancient Science of Life

ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--13

Antibacterial activity on Citrullus colocynthis leaf extract


S Shyamala gowri1, S Priyavardhini1, K Vasantha2, M Umadevi1 
1 Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, G. N. Mills, Coimbatore 29,TamilNadu, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Botany, Government Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, Coimbatore 18, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
S Shyamala gowri
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science (Autonomous) College, G. N. Mills, Coimbatore 29,TamilNadu
India

Studies on the antibacterial activities of the leaf extract of Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae), a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various ailments was carried out using agar disc diffusion technique. The results revealed that the crude acetone extract exhibited antibacterial activities against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with zones of inhibition measuring 14.0mm. The chloroform leaf extract exhibited no antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. The minimum inhibitory concentration for the chloroform extract was 4.0mm for Escherichia coli.


How to cite this article:
gowri S S, Priyavardhini S, Vasantha K, Umadevi M. Antibacterial activity on Citrullus colocynthis leaf extract.Ancient Sci Life 2009;29:12-13


How to cite this URL:
gowri S S, Priyavardhini S, Vasantha K, Umadevi M. Antibacterial activity on Citrullus colocynthis leaf extract. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 May 24 ];29:12-13
Available from: https://www.ancientscienceoflife.org/article.asp?issn=0257-7941;year=2009;volume=29;issue=1;spage=12;epage=13;aulast=gowri;type=0