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Evaluation of Antimicrobial Potential of Anisochilus carnosus L. (Wall)

Reshi N A, Raytekar N A


An investigation was carried out to assess the antimicrobial potential of Anisochilus carnosus against Proteus vulgaris, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candia albicans, Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum and Alternaria alternata. Aqueous and different organic solvent extracts were screened against test microorganisms by Disc diffusion method followed by determination of Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the active extracts by two fold serial dilution method. Significant antibacterial activity was observed in methanol extract against P. aeruginosa with 36±0.42 mm zone of inhibition and MIC value of 0.32 mg/ml. Ethyl acetate exhibited the maximum antifungal property against A. alternata with the maximum of 32±0.52 mm zone of inhibition and MIC value of 0.45 mg/ml. The study confirms the presence of potent antimicrobial agents in A. carnosus.

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