Antibacterial natural products from leaves of Lantana camara L. with activity comparable to some therapeutically used antibiotics.
Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235 (W.B.)
S Sukul Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235 (W.B.)
Four fractions of petroleium ether extract of the leaves of Lantana camara in different solvents showed significant antibacterial activity against some human pathogens under in vitro conditions. The MIC of the methanol fraction, containing triterpenoids, active against these pathogens was found to be comparable with those of some thereapeutically used antibiotics.