Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 3 No. 2

Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Cleome viscosa

Neerja Shrivastava and Dharmedra Kumar Sharma

Microbiology Lab P.G. Department of Botany, Government P.G. College, Kota - 324 005, India.

Received on 25 February 2009 and accepted on 28 April 2009



There are numerous plants which have established their reputation as antibacterial agents due to the active principles present in them. In the light of this fact present paper deals with the antibacterial activity of Cleome viscosa plant. Crude and acetone extracts of leave and stem of Cleome viscosa were evaluated against three bacterial strain E. coli, B. subtilis and P. aeruginosa. Crude extract of leaves and stem of Cleome viscosa shows antibacterial activity against all bacterial strain, while acetone extract of leaves shows antibacterial activity against E. coli and B. subtilis.

Keywords : Antibacterial activity, Cleome viscosa, E. coli, B. subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.