ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

EVALUATION OF ANTI-MICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF IPOMOEARENIFORMIS METHANOLIC EXTRACT

Abstract

Author(s): Bhatt Mehul K* and Shah Unnati

The present study was conducted to investigate anti-microbial activity of Ipomoea reniformis
methanolic extract against strains of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Tulsi plant is known
to possess therapeutic potentials and have been used, by traditional medicinal practitioners, in
cough, headache, neuralgia, rheumatism, diuretic, inflammation, troubles of nose and kidney,
epileptic, seizures, purgative and anti-microbial.The extract was tested for its antimicrobial activity
against Gram-positive bacteria like Bacillus subtilis and Gram-negative bacteria like Escherichia
coli. Inhibition of microbial growth was investigated using agar well diffusion method. HPTLC
analysis of the extract was carried out for the presence of Scopoletin.

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