A WAR AGAINST DISEASE - ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF EVER GREEN MEDICINAL PLANT – ANNONAMURICATA (GRAVIOLA)
*Suganya M., Megala M. and Rubalakshmi G.
Medicinal plants used as natural medicines. Herbs have been utilized to treat acute and chronic disorders for thousands of years. Plant have been the source of medicines in pharocopoeia. One such plant is Annonamuricata (Graviola), is an indigenous medicinal plant belonging to the family Annonaceae. There is no systematic work that has been undertaken on this plant. The objective of the present study is the antimicrbial and antithrombotic activies of plant graviola. The hydroalcoholic extract of graviola showed better inhibition towards gram nagative, gram positive bacteria with the maximum effect shown by the fruit extract. The findings of present study suggests that hydroalcoholic extract possessed most antimicrobial activity. The hydroalcoholic extract can be used as an effective and antimicrobial agent to combat various ailments caused by the free radicals and bacterial species.
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