alexa Abstract | Antimicrobial activity of Terminalia catappa, Manilkara zapota and Piper betel leaf extract

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Aqueous and methanol extract of the leaves of Terminalia catappa L., Manilkara zapota L. and Piper betel L. were evaluated for antibacterial activity against 10 Gram positive, 12 Gram negative bacteria and one fungal strain, Candida tropicalis. Piperacillin and gentamicin were used as standards for antibacterial assay, while fluconazole was used as standard for antifungal assay. The three plants showed different degree of activity against the microorganisms investigated. The methanolic extract was considerably more effective than aqueous extract in inhibiting the investigated microbial strains. The most active antimicrobial plant was Piper betel.

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Author(s): R Nair Sumitra Chanda


Terminalia catappa, Manilkara zapota, Piper betel, antimicrobial activity, methanol extract

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