Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Anacardium Occidentale Leaves Against Enterococcus Faecalis and Candida Albicans

Ballal, Vasudev and Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Muliya, Vidya Saraswathi and Bhat, KS (2013) Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Anacardium Occidentale Leaves Against Enterococcus Faecalis and Candida Albicans. International Journal of Clinical Dentistry, 6 (2). pp. 113-120. ISSN 1939-5833

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Abstract

The aim of present invitro study was to investigate antimicrobial efficacy of leaf extract of the cashew plant (Anacardium occidentale) and 2% chlorhexidine gluconate solution against Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans. Disk diffusion method using lawn cultures of the E. faecalis and C. albicans was performed to determine the antimicrobial efficacy. The inoculums of these organisms were used to make the lawn culture on sabouraud’s agar and blood agar plates. Wells were prepared in these lawn cultures and filled with the various concentrations of the test solutions. The agar plates were incubated at 370 C and zone of inhibition was examined after 48 hours. The results suggest that leaf extract of Anacardium occidentale had antibacterial activity against E. faecalis which was equivalent to Chlorhexidine. However, its antifungal activity against C. albicans was poor compared to Chlorhexidine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 06:30
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 09:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140124

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