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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2011, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 430) Last page : ( 432)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Aerial Part of Plant Ammannia baccifera Linn.

Das Srimanta Kumar1,*, Dhake A.S1, Nayak A.2, Das N.B.2, Pandeya S.N.3

1L.B. Rao Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Khambhat, Gujrat

2Dept. of Natural product, RRL (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Orissa

3Dept. of Pharma. Chemistry, KMIPS, Rourkela, Orissa

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bgrsrimanta@yahoo.com

Online published on 3 April, 2013.

Abstract

Ammannia baccifera Linn, (family Lythraceae), traditionally it is used as cooling appetizer, rubifacient, laxative, stomachic, diuretic, aphrodisiac and lithotriptic also reported as posses antityphoid and antitubercular.The present study was investigated to evaluate in vitro antimicrobial activity of aqueous, methanolic, hexane extracts against bacteria Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus and against the fungi Candida albicans,Kluyuviromyces mamlamus.The pathogens were tested by disc diffusion assay method, and An attempt has been made to compare the activity of extracts with standard antibiotics against selected pathogen and all the extracts exhibited significant activity.

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Keywords

Ammannia baccifera, disc diffusion method, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity.

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