Antimicrobial activity of Methanolic leaves extract of Musu-Musukkai (Melothria maderaspatana linn)"
Shreedevi, M.S. and Sampath Kumar, B (2011) Antimicrobial activity of Methanolic leaves extract of Musu-Musukkai (Melothria maderaspatana linn)". Siddha Papers, 04 World Siddha Day Special (RP 04). pp. 01-05. ISSN 0974-2522
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ABSTRACT: Objective: To study the anti microbial activity of methanolic leaves extract of Musu- musukkai (Melothria maderaspatana linn). Materials and methods: Antimicrobial Activity of petroleum ether (60 -80 ºC) and methanol extracts of Musu- musukkai (Melothria maderaspatana) were tested against Gram Positive, Gram Negative bacteria and fungus strains using zone of inhibition. The bacteria used in test were Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeurginosa and Escherichia coli and the fungus were Candida tropicalis and Trichophyton rubrum. Result and Discussion: It was observed that all extracts have inhibitory effect towards all microorganisms used in test. Methanol extract was most effective than petroleum ether extract. Conclusion: The methanolic extract possesses significant antimicrobial activity.
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