Inhibitory effect of leaf and bark of Anacardium occidentale against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans
The present study was undertaken to determine inhibitory activity of methanolic extract of leaf and bark of Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae) against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans recovered previously from burn and dental caries patients respectively. Agar well diffusion method was employed to investigate antibacterial activity. The extracts were found to be effective in inhibiting all clinical isolates. Leaf extract was found to inhibit bacteria to higher extent than bark extract. The inhibition of clinical isolates by the extracts could be ascribed to the presence of bioactive components present in the extracts.Â
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