Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 50-54 Jul-Sept. 2013

 

STUDIES ON EFFECTS OF SEED AND LEAF EXTRACTS OF Mucuna pruriens ON SOME COMMON BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

 

Pujari S. A.* and Gandhi M. B.

Department of Microbiology, Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 05, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial activities of seed and leaf extracts of Mucuna pruriens against some common bacterial pathogens. Three extracts such as acetone, methanol and ethanol were prepared for the present study. Agar Well Diffusion method was used for evaluating antibacterial activities. Results suggested that the methanol extract of leaves of Mucuna pruriens showed more antibacterial activities against test bacteria with the zone of inhibition ranging between 12mm to 54mm compared to ethanol and acetone extracts used in concentration of 0.05 g/ml. Methanol extract of seeds at concentration of 1g/ml showed maximum inhibitory activities. The results obtained in the study showed that Mucuna pruriens extract can be a potential source of natural antibacterial agent.

 

Keywords : Mucuna pruriens , Antibacterial activities, Agar diffusion, Ethanol, Acetone, Bacterial pothogens

 

 

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