International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Studies on in vitro antibacterial efficacy of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn


K Usha, T Francis Xavier, R Sabitha, S Balavivekananthan

The antibacterial activity of Curculigo orchioides root extracts were tested against ten bacterial species by disc diffusion method. Ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, chloroform and petroleum ether solvents were used for the extraction. Among the five solvents used ethyl acetate extract exhibited greater inhibitory effect against Klebsiella oxytoca (29±1.7), Klebsiella pneumoniae (19.66±5.68), Staphylococcus lentus (16.66±2.5), Eschericia coli (14±1), Klebsiella oxytoca (13±2.6), Staphylococcus haemolyticus (13.33±5.50), Bacillus cereus (12.33±1.52), Staphylococcus aureus (11±1) and Enterobacter amnigenus (11.33±1.52) followed by acetone, chloroform and ethanol extracts against Staphylocoocus lentus, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus lentus respectively. Petroleum ether extract of the plant root was not exhibited any inhibitory activity against all the tested organisms.
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K Usha, T Francis Xavier, R Sabitha, S Balavivekananthan. Studies on in vitro antibacterial efficacy of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 131-134
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