IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF Bauhinia tomentosa Linn., LEAF EXTRACTS

  • S Rhama Bharathidasan University
  • S Madhavan

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate antibacterial activity of the leaves of Bauhinia tomentosa Linn. In the current study, aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leaves of Bauhinia tomentosa were tested against some human pathogenic bacteria. In vitro antibacterial test was performed by disc diffusion method on Mueller Hinton agar medium. Ethanolic extract showed significantly higher inhibitory effect compared to aqueous extract on tested organisms.

Key words: Bauhinia tomentosa leaves, aqueous and ethanol extracts, antibacterial activity.

 

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Author Biographies

S Rhama, Bharathidasan University
Dept. of Microbiology
S Madhavan

Department of Botany, Govt. Arts College (Autonomous), Kumbakonam – 612 001, Thanjavur (Dt), Tamil Nadu.

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Rhama S, Madhavan S. IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF Bauhinia tomentosa Linn., LEAF EXTRACTS. JDDT [Internet]. 11Nov.2012 [cited 26Feb.2020];2(6). Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/284