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EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CARALLUMA ADSCENDENS ROXB. STEM

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Author(s): Kulkarni Aditi S. | Mute Vaishali M | Dhamane Suchita P. | Gadekar A. S.

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 269;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Caralluma adscendens Roxb. | Disc diffusion method | Antibacterial.

ABSTRACT
Antibacterial activity of various extracts of stem of Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata, Roxb., Family Asclepediaceae was studied against Bacillus pumilus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella sonnei. Among the various extracts petroleum ether extract is effective antimicrobial against S. aureus and E.coli while n- n-butanol extract is effective against Shigella sonnei and B. pumilus at a concentration of 5 mg/ml and 10 mg/ml. The inhibitory effect of various extracts was compared with standard antibiotic Gentamycin. MIC for both extracts was also determined.
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