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In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of solvent extracts of seeds of Albizzia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

Author(s): K. Anthonamma | S.H.K.R. Prasad | D. Rajasekhar | N. L. Swapna | Madan Prasad

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN 0976-1055

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Albizzia lebbeck | antimicrobial activity.

The knowledge of plants as therapeutic agents is as old as disease, which in turn is as ancient as man himself. Since times immemorial plants have been in use to cure the human ailments. In traditional medicine, many plants have provided valuable clues for being used as potentially antiparasitic, antimalarial, leishmanicidal, antitumorous, fungicidal and antibacterial compounds. Still number of plants has yet to be screened for their potential as medicinal plants. In accordance with this information, antibacterial and antifungal activities of plant were tested, which is commonly considered as medicinal plant. Solvent extracts of seeds of Albizzia lebbeck(L.) Benth made in methanol and chloroform were tested for antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans, Both solvent extracts were found to be effective against all the tested organisms.Keywords: Albizzia lebbeck, antimicrobial activity.

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