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Antibacterial activity of Phyllantus emblica, Coriandrum sativum, Culinaris medic, Lawsonia alba and Cucumis sativus.
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PMID:  24147363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Present study deals with the demonstration of the antibacterial activity of very common medicinal plants of Pakistani origin i.e., Phyllantus emblica, Coriandrum sativum, Culinaris medic, Lawsonia alba and Cucumis sativus. The extracts were prepared in crude form by the use of hydro-alcoholic solution and were screened for antibacterial activity against various bacterial species by disk diffusion method. Assay was performed using clinical isolates of B. cereus, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli. Crude extract of Phyllantus emblica fruit exhibited strong activity against standard cultures of all studied bacteria. Lawsonia alba showed good activity against standard cultures of all the used microorganisms. Coriandrum sativum was effective only against Bacillus cereus, while Cucumis sativus and Culinaris medic showed poor activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa only. Hence, Phyllantus emblica exhibited strong antibacterial activity against a wide range of bacteria it means that Phyllantus emblica extract contains some compounds which have broad spectrum of bactericidal activity.
Dawood Ali Khan; Fouzia Hassan; Hanif Ullah; Sabiha Karim; Abdul Baseer; Mobasher Ali Abid; Muhammad Ubaidi; Shujaat Ali Khan; Ghulam Murtaza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta poloniae pharmaceutica     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0001-6837     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Pol Pharm     Publication Date:    2013 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985167R     Medline TA:  Acta Pol Pharm     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  855-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
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