ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PILIOSTIGMA RETICULATUM ON SOME PATHOGENIC BACTERIA
Mubarak Abubakar and Kiran singh
The leaves and root of Poliostigma reticulatum were tested for their antimicrobial activity against some selected pathogens viz. Salmonella typhii, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Shigella spp at a concentration of 60 mg/ml using agar diffusion method. Results show that extract inhibited the growth of these organisms with the diameter of zone of inhibitions ranging between 2.0 to 14.0mm. Result show that leaf extract has greater activity than the root extract of the plant.
The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the extracts range from 15.0 to 60.0 mg/ml. The results suggest that piliostigma reticulatum could be used in treatment of disease caused by these pathogens.
Keywords: Piliostigma reticulatum, Salmonella, Shigella spp and Staphylococcus aureus, etc.
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