Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1044-1046 April-June 2012

 

SCREENING FOR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF ROOTS OF Tephorsia purpurea AGAINST Staphylococcus aureus

 

Nigam Sonali*1, Saxena R.C.2 and Shrivastava P.N.3

1. Department of Botany and Microbiology,St.Aloysius College (Autonomous) Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (India)
2. Department of Zoology, SSL Jain PG College, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
3. Department of Botany, SSL Jain PG College, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 15,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Plants have been a valuable source of natural products for maintaining human health. Plants used in traditional medicinal systems have proved to be reliable sources of antimicrobial compounds. Medicinal plants have been considered interesting since they are frequently used in medicine as remedies for many infectious diseases. Tephrosia purpurea belongs to family Papilionaceae/Fabaceae. The whole plant and its roots are used for medicinal purposes. The herb is useful both, internally as well as externally. In this study methanolic root extract of Tephrosia purpurea were investigated for in vitro antimicrobial property by agar disc diffusion method. The crude methanolic extract inhibited the growth of Gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. The active extracts were subjected to the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) agar dilution method, to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of extract.

 

Keywords : Antimicrobial activity, Staphylococcus aureus, Tephrosia purpurea, Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), Methanolic extract

 

 

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