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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 17) Last page : ( 20)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2018.00004.8

Antimicrobial activity of leaves extracts of Passiflora foetida

Mohite Swapnali*, Shah Rutuja, Patel Naziya

Adarsh College of Pharmacy, Vita, Tal. Khanapur, Dist. Sangli, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rohanwakhariya@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.

Abstract

The present study was carried out to screen and evaluate antimicrobial activity of leaf extract of Passiflora foetida. Aqueous extract of leaves of Passiflora foetida was tested against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa which are known to be resistant to various antibiotics. A Passiflora foetida material which was used during this study collected from Kolhapur district. In this study, we examined the in-vitro effect of extracts of Passiflora foetida on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Aqueous extracts was prepared from fresh Passiflora foetida leaves. The susceptibility of tested bacteria to extract was determined by measuring the diameter of inhibition zones formed around well in plate. The results showed that the Passiflora foetida leaves possess antimicrobial activity.

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Keywords

Passiflora foetida leaves, aqueous extract, in-vitro effect, antimicrobial activity.

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