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Abstract

SEARCH FOR ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY OF CERTAIN INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS

*Ekta Menghani1, Sita kumari Sharma2

1Department of Biotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Applied Sciences,  JECRC Campus Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
2Department of Biotechnology Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan,  India.

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Methanolic extracts of two Indian medicinal plants Capparis decidua and Pistacia integerrima were examined for their antimicrobial potential against selected bacteria and fungi. The purpose of screening is to justify and endorse 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 extract was 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 alcoholic extract possess good antimicrobial activity against selected test bacteria and fungi. The present results therefore offer a scientific basis for traditional use of the various extracts of Capparis decidua and Pistacia integerrima.

Keywords: Capparis decidua, Pistacia integerrima, Antimicrobial, Indian Medicinal Plants, Disc diffusion assay


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