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Indian Journal of Animal Research
Year : 2012, Volume : 46, Issue : 2
First page : ( 190) Last page : ( 192)
Print ISSN : 0367-6722. Online ISSN : 0976-0555.

Inhibitory effect of different plant extracts on salmonella typhimurium growth

Bhadauria Pragya*, Joseph E.1, Jadoun Y.S., Shukla S.K.

Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Sci & A.H., Jabalpur-482 001, India

1Division of Dairy Extension, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 132 001, India

*Corresponding author: Division of LPM, N.D.R.I., Karna 1132 001, India. bhadauria_pragya@yahoo.co.in.

Online published on 8 June, 2012.

Received:  14  January,  2011; Accepted:  04  May,  2011.

Abstract

The present study aimed at evaluating the in vitro antimicrobial activity of hot and cold aqueous extracts of some medicinal plants against Salmonella typhimurium growth. The hot and cold aqueous extracts of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)), Annonata reticulata (Custard apple), Lawsonia sp. (Mehndi) and Mentha piperita (Pudina) were used for the study. The hot and cold aqueous extracts of Lawsonia sp. leaves presented the highest inhibitory activity having a mean MIC value of 0.001mg/ml and 0.01mg/ml, respectively on Salmonella typhimurium growth compared to other leaves extracts.

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Keywords

Medicinal plants, Antimicrobial activity, Minimal inhibitory concentration.

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