Joshi, D. M., Verma, R. J.
The present study is an attempt to explore the plant wealth as a substitute of standard antibiotics. In order to fulfil the objective, a total of 48 assays were carried out to examine the antimicrobial property seed extracts of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) and Caesalpinia crista (L.). The assays involved the testing of aqueous, methanol and petroleum ether extracts of both the plants against eight micro-organisms and their comparison with four standard antibiotics. The micro-organisms include four strains of bacteria and four strains of fungi. Both the plants showed antimicrobial property against the selected strains of micro-organisms but with varied intensity. The study revealed that among the eight micro-organisms selected, Fusarium oxysporum is the most sensitive micro-organism and Salmonella paratyphi A is the most resistant one. Among the plants, H. antidysenterica is more potent as well as it showed broad spectrum of effectiveness.
Antibiotics, Aqueous, Methanol, Petroleum Ether, Antimicrobial Property
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Joshi, D. M., & Verma, R. J. (2014). Screening the Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) and Caesalpinia crista (L.). International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 746-751.