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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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July - September 9[3] 2017

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Bombax ceiba Linn Bark Extracts shows Anti-microbial Activity.

Author: UPLOADED BY-ADMIN, K. ANANDARAJAGOPAL, J. ANBU JEBA SUNILSON, P. PROMWICHIT
Abstract: The search for biologically active compounds from natural sources has always been of great interest to researchers looking for new drugs useful in infectious diseases. In the present study, the various extracts of Bombax ceiba bark was tested for their antibacterial and antifungal activities against gram positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, gram negative organisms such as Escherchia coli, Klebsiella aerogenes, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and fungi such as Candida albicans respectively by cup plate method. All the extracts were effective against the tested microorganisms which was well comparable with standard antibiotics. The aqueous extract showed higher zone of inhibition than other extracts tested. The zone of inhibition of the extracts of Bombax ceiba indicating that the plant can fight these organisms effectively due to the presence of tannins and it could be better alternative to the modern medicine.
Keyword: Bombax ceiba, Bark extracts, Antibacterial, Antifungal
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