Author(s): Srinivasan D, Nathan S, Suresh T, Lakshmana Perumalsamy P
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Abstract Fifty medicinal plants belonging to 26 families were studied for their antimicrobial activity. Among 50 plants tested, 72\% showed antimicrobial activity. About 22 plant extracts from 15 families exhibited activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Fourteen plants belonging to 11 families did not show activity against any of the bacteria tested. Only nine plant extracts showed antifungal activity. The bulb extracts of A. cepa and A. sativum exhibited activity against both filamentous and non-filamentous fungus. Eight plant extracts belonging to seven families exhibited both antibacterial and antifungal activity.
This article was published in J Ethnopharmacol
and referenced in Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology