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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ARTEMISIA VULGARIS LINN. (DAMANAKA)

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Author(s): Hiremath S.K. | Kolume D.G. | Muddapur U M.

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1674;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Antibacterial activity | Artemisia vulgaris inhibition zones | infection diseases.

ABSTRACT
Extracts of Artemisia vulgaris Linn (Damanaka) (Asteraceae) were screened for their in vitro antimicrobial activity agar diffusion method in comparison with standard antibiotics, Gentamycin, Ampicilline, Tetracycline, Ciprofloxin and Ofloxacin. The antimicrobial activity of aqueous, alcoholic, petroleum ether and Benzene extract of leaves of the plant were studied using Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, as test organisms. All the extracts were effective against all the two micro organisms. The result reveals that the plant extracts have maximum inhibitory activity against Gram negative and Gram positive organism when compared to standard antibiotics. The petroleum ether and benzene extracts of plant have shown significant activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Similarly the aqueous and alcohol extract of plant has shown good inhibitory activity of Artemisia vulgaris indicating that the plant can fight these organisms effectively.
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