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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 183) Last page : ( 186)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00029.8

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Fruit Extracts of Lagenaria Siceraria (Mol.)

Dahikar S.B.*

Department of Microbiology, Sanjivani Arts, Commerce and Science College, Kopargaon-423603, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sbdahikar10@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

In the present study Petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and aqueous extract of fruit of Lagenaria siceraria were prepared and antimicrobial activity were studied by agar well diffusion method against pathogenic bacteria and fungus such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus griseus, Bacillus macerans, Proteus mirabilis, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans. Result shows antimicrobial activity of chloroform extract and absolute alcohol extract against Bacillus macerans, Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis. From the investigation, the results confirm the presence of therapeutically potent compound in absolute alcohol extract of bottle gourd. The present study suggests that the fruit extract of Lageneria siceraria can be used in treating diseases caused by the test organisms.

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Keywords

Lagenaria siceraria, antimicrobial activity, microbial pathogens.

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