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Leaves of Cadaba indica, family Capparidaceae were extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water. The crude extracts were investigated for its antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and antifungal activity against Candida albicans, Candida krushi. The extracts showed significant antibacterial and antifungal activity in the order ethanol, water, chloroform, petroleum ether against all the microorganisms tested and the effect so produced was compared with the standard drugs ampicillin and cotrimoxazole. However, the antibacterial, antifungal activity of the ethanol extract of the leaves was found to be most effective against all the organisms.
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Author(s): P Selvamani S Latha