Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 1

In vitro antibacterial activity of Enicostema littorale plant extracts

Manohar V. Padul and Vasudeo P. Zambare*

P.G. Department of Biochemistry, New Arts, Commerce & Science College, Ahmednagar - 414 001, India.

Received on 25 January 2008 and accepted on 12 March 2008

 

ABSTRACT

The antibacterial activity of aqueous, ethanolic, methanolic, ether, acetone, chloroform and hexane extracts from Enicostema littorale plant has been evaluated, in vitro, against Serrasia sp., Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. All extracts of Enicostema littorale exhibited highest antibacterial activity against Sarrasia sp and P. aeruginosa followed by very less activity against E. coli and S. aureus. The results indicate that Enicostema littorale plant may be a good candidate as antimicrobial agent.

Keywords : Enicostema littorale, Antibacterial activity, Microorganisms.