Antimicrobial Activity of Andrographis alata (Vahl) Nees

  • N Yasothkumar Department of Botany, Yadava College, Tiruppalai, Madurai – 625014, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Sankaralingam Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Perungudi, Madurai – 625002, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

The medicinal properties of plants could be based on their pharmacological effects of the phytochemicals present in them. Hence plant derived antimicrobial properties have received considerable attention in recent years. In the present study, an attempt has been made to screen the antimicrobial potential of Andrographis alata (entire plant), against diseases causing bacterial and fungal pathogens. The results revealed that the methanol extract had an effective antimicrobial activity against all the tested microorganisms and the hexane extract had low antimicrobial activity. Further studies should be carried out to evaluate the other biological active potentials of Andrographis alata.


Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Andrographis alata, Entire plant extracts.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Andrographis alata, Entire plant extracts

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Author Biographies

N Yasothkumar, Department of Botany, Yadava College, Tiruppalai, Madurai – 625014, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of Botany, Yadava College, Tiruppalai, Madurai – 625014, Tamil Nadu, India

S Sankaralingam, Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Perungudi, Madurai – 625002, Tamil Nadu, India

Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Perungudi, Madurai – 625002, Tamil Nadu, India

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Yasothkumar N, Sankaralingam S. Antimicrobial Activity of Andrographis alata (Vahl) Nees. JDDT [Internet]. 15May2021 [cited 18Sep.2021];11(3):41-2. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4713