Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 4 No. 2

Antibacterial and Phytochemical Studies on Morinda tinctoria

N. Packialakshmi

Department of Microbiology, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli – 620 020, India

Received on 15 January 2010 and accepted on 23 February 2010



The effect of acetone, chloroform, hexane and methanol extracts of Morinda tinctoria leaves was investigated by various techniques for in vitro antibacterial activities against seven bacteria. Those bacteria include gram +ve and gram -ve. The chloroform and methanol extracts of Ficus racemosa posses measurable in vitro antimicrobial properties against all the bacterial strains tested, while the Hexane extracts of the plant parts clearly did not produce any measurable antimicrobial activity.

Keywords : Antibacterial activity, Pathogens, Morinda tinctoria, plant extracts.