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The present study was undertaken to screen the antimicrobial effect of folklore medicinal plants against clinical sample. The antimicrobial effect of medicinal plant extracts of gigantea, Musa paradisiaca and Crucuma amada were evaluated by agar well diffusion method against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Shigella dysenteriae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Candida albicans and Candida trophicalis. To study the susceptibility and minimum inhibitory concentration of aqueous and methanol herbal extract such as Calotropis gigantea, Musa paradisiaca and Crucuma amada against the drug resistant bacterial isolates. To study the anticandidal activity and minimum inhibitory concentration against Candida albicans and Candida trophicalis. The present results reveals that the methanolic extract of Musa paradisiaca showed maximum significant antimicrobial activity, in comparison to other two plants Curcuma amada and Calotropis gigantea. The present results revealed that medicinal plant could be used in treating diseases caused by the tested organisms.
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Author(s): M Nagalingam G Arumugam and A Panneerselvam
Medicinal plants, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Musa paradisiacal, Antimicrobial, Plant microbiology