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Antimicrobial Activity of Euphorbia Thymifolia Linn. Against Superficial Dermatological Pathogens

Received On: 30/12/2013
Accepted On: 31/12/2013


Panigrahi, B. B., Behera, P. R., Kumar, V., Rath, R. K., Behera, S.

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Extracts of Euphorbia Thymifolia Linn (family-Euphorbiaceae) were investigated for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococcus faecalis, Propionibacterium acnes, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and antifungal activity against Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, C. krusei, Cryptooccus marinus, Microsporum gypseum, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum and Aspergillus niger at 1000 µg/disc using disc diffusion method to optimize the most effective extract. Benzene extract exhibited significant zone of inhibition against bacteria in comparison to chloroform and ethanol (95%) extracts. Ethanol (95%) extract exhibited significant broad spectrum antifungal activity. An attempt has been made to compare the activity of extracts with standard antimicrobials against selected dermatological pathogens.


Euphorbia Thymifolia, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Zone of Inhibition

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Panigrahi, B. B., Behera, P. R., Vikram, K., Rath, R. K. (2013). Sachidananda Behera, Antimicrobial Activity of Euphorbia Thymifolia Linn. Against Superficial Dermatological Pathogens. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 2(4), 375-377.

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