COMPARATIVE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LAWSONIA INERMIS, MIMOSA PUDICA, CESTRUM DIURNUM AND SOLANUM XANTHOCARPUM
Kriti Soni, Mahek Arora* and Tanveer Naved
The antimicrobial activity of Lawsonia inermis, Mimosa pudica, Cestrum diurnum and Solanum xanthocarpum was determined by agar disc diffusion method against five strains of microbes: Bacillus pumilus, Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Candida albicans. All the selected plants exhibited antimicrobial activity but the degree of their potency varied. The results showed that Cestrum diurnum and Mimosa pudica showed more antimicrobial activity as compared to Lawsonia inermis and Solanum xanthocarpum.
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, zone of inhibition, agar disc diffusion.
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