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Antibacterial activity of Aegle marmelos correa leaves extract

Gavimath, CC and Ramachandra, YL and Rai, Padmalatha S and Sudeep, HV and Ganapathy, Sujan PS and Kavitha, BT (2008) Antibacterial activity of Aegle marmelos correa leaves extract. Asian Journal of Bio Science,, 3 (2). pp. 333-336.

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Abstract

Many herbal remedies individually or in combination have been recommended in various medical treatises for the cure of differentdiseases. The therapeutic value of Aegle marmelos Correa (Rutaceae) commonly known as ‘Bael’ has been recognized in differentsystem of traditional medication for the treatment of different diseases and ailments of human beings. The phytochemical and antibacterial studies of the leaf extracts of A. marmelos have been investigated. The antibacterial activity was investigatedagainst multi resistant strainsofStaphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Proteus vulgaris,Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae by disc diffusion method. The results showed that the antibacterial efficacy of petroleum ether extract of leaf was significant and nearer to the standard antibiotic Streptomycin tested. Further the activity was more pronounced in gram-negative strains and moderate in case of gram-positive strains studied. The study results suggest that this plant is promising in the development of phytomedicine for bacterial diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibacterial activity, Bioactive components, Multi resistant strains, Aegle marmelos, Disk diffusion method.
Subjects: Life Sciences > MLSC Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 06:05
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2012 06:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2814

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