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Both the extracts exhibited a significant antibacterial activity against all the screened microorganisms. Key words: Leucas aspera, Antibacterial activity. Leucas aspera, Leucas zeylanica, antifungal, dermatophytes. RESULTS: Antifungal activity of Leucas sp. against Dermatophytes. Objective: The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers. Methods: Antibacterial activity was.

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The Flora of British India. As plants produce significant amount of antioxidants to prevent the oxidative stress caused by photons and oxygen, they represent a potential source of new compounds with antioxidant activity. Antimicrobial activity of some Indian medicinal plants. The preservative effect of many plant spices acyivity herbs suggests the presence of antioxidative and antimicrobial constituents in their tissues.

Methods for dilution antimicrobial susceptibility tests for bacteria that grow aerobically. Antimicrobial activity of Nigella sativa Linn. Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts acticity Leucas aspera.

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UK publications, 2, Remember me on this computer. Conflict of interest antimicobial Isolation and identification of nicotine from Leucas aspera wild link. However, the aqueous extract did not exhibit any activity against S.

Different types of chemicals such as glucosides, tannins, saponins, sterols, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid and nicotin have already been isolated from the leaves, roots, flower and seeds of this plant 7, 8.

Int J Pharm Sci Res ; 7 2: Sekar, 8, Meenatshi Nagar, V. The present finding suggests that the methanol root extract of L.

Membrane toxicity of antimicrobial compounds from essential oils. Thus optimization of these compounds for clinical applications, to control fungal infections, should be encouraged. Nitric oxide scavenging assay and free radical scavenging assay were used for the antioxidant activity. We declare that we have no conflict of interest. User Username Antimicrobizl Remember me.


London, Butter Worths and Co. The leaves are also used as insecticides and mosquito repellent in rural area 6. Leucas aspera – medicinal plant: The tubes were then examined after 12 h and the number of surviving larvae in each tube was counted.

However, in this study, the plant extracts root, stem and flower were effective against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. In case of chloroform the highest activity was also seen against the growth of P. Clinically isolated strains of dermatophytes culture were obtained from Department of Microbiology, Presidency College, Chennai and were used for the antifungal assay.

Antioxidant activity of L. Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from Syzygiumaromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophytes species. Plant extracts showing antimicrobial activity against certain pathogens have been reported by various researchers 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, How to cite this article: In vitro antifungal activity of methanol extracts of some Indian medicinal plants against pathogenic yeast and moulds.

Gram positive Staphylococcus aureus S. Traditionally, the whole plant is taken orally for analgesic, antipyretic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial treatment and its paste is applied topically to inflamed areas [5]. The results of Artemia salina as;era were presented in Figure 3 for 12 h observation and Figure 4 for 24 h observation. This difference in the results is probably due to the different solvent system that was used to extract the samples.

The increase in resistance of microorganisms encouraged scientists to search for new antimicrobial agents from plants. Biological effects of essential oils- review.

Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera

Several phytochemical surveys have been published, including the random sampling approach which involved some plant accessions collected from all parts of the world. IC 50 value peucas the root extract Based on the screening results, it was indicated that the root had the highest scavenging activity which was The extracts were all placed in glass Petri dishes.

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Based on the screening results, it was indicated that the root had the highest scavenging activity which was The antifungal activity of plants extract was given in the Table 1.

Antimicrobial activity of some ethnomedicinal plants used by Paliyar tribe from Tamilnadu,India. During the last few decades there has been an increasing interest in the study of traditional plants and their medicinal value in different parts of the world. Antibacterial activity results of methanol extracts of the different parts of L. It is found to posses antidermatophytic properties which encouraged searching herbal cure for dermatophytosis which in this case was performed with the methanol extract of Leucas sp.

The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers. Since zntimicrobial root exhibited the highest antioxidant activity, the root was further analyzed against the DPPH free radical.

The LC 50 value for 12 h and 24 h observation was 2. Maximum inhibition zone was recorded with Penicillium sp. It may axtivity attributed to the fact that the plant extracts being in crude form contain a smaller concentrations of bioactive compounds [18]. Purification and identification of active antibacterial components in Carpobrotus edulis L. Glycemic properties of Trichosanthes dioica leaves. Antimicrobial activity of certain Indian medicinal plants used in folkloric medicine.

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