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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 541) Last page : ( 544)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00108.1

Comparative evaluation of Coriandrum sativum Linn. and Apium graveolens for Antimicrobial activity.

Nair Sreesha N*, Varghese Alexeyena, Meenu B, Rejimon Greeshma, Neeraja E D

Department of Pharmacognosy, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita University, Kochi, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sreeshannair6189@gmail.com, sreeshannair@aims.amrita.edu

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

This main objective of this study is to compare the antimicrobial activity of extracts of Coriandrum sativum Linn. and Apium graveolens Linn. (family Apiaceae). Ethanol was used as organic solvent to prepare the crude extracts from the leaves. Antimicrobial activity of both plant extract were evaluated by agar well disc diffusion method against Streptococcus mutans, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeroginosa. The ethanolic crude extract of Coriandrum sativum Linn. showed more activity against Streptococcus mutans and that of Apium graveolens Linn. showed more activity against Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeroginosa. In conclusion both these plants can be considered as natural source of antimicrobials therefore will be included in our daily diet.

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Keywords

Antimicrobial activity, Coriandrum sativumApium graveolensStreptococcus mutansKlebsiella pneumoniaPseudomonas aeroginosa.

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