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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF WRIGHTIA TINCTORIA (Roxb.) R.Br METHANOLIC EXTRACT

Sita Kumari Sharma* and Ekta Menghani

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Methanolic extract of Indian medicinal plant wrightia tinctoria, (Roxb.) R.Br. was examined for their antimicrobial potential against selected bacteria and fungi. The purpose of screening is to justify and authenticate the use of Indian medicinal plants in ethno medicinal or folklore as traditional treasure to cure various ailments. In present investigations attempts were made to screen the Indian medicinal plants as antimicrobial agent. The extracts were tested against selected test bacteria and fungi through disc diffusion assay where Tetracycline and Mycostatin were used as standard. Indian medicinal plants have a traditional background that they have potentials to use as antimicrobial agents. The results showed that methanolic extract have excellent antimicrobial activity against selected test bacteria and fungi. The present results therefore suggest a scientific basis for traditional use of the methanolic extract of Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R.Br.

Keywords: wrightia tinctoria, Antimicrobial, Indian Medicinal Plants, Disc diffusion assay.


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