Antimicrobial activity of Acanthus ilicifolius(L.)
Department of Pharmacognosy, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, College of Pharmacy Ashram More, G. T. Road, Asansol-713 301, India
S Bose Department of Pharmacognosy, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, College of Pharmacy Ashram More, G. T. Road, Asansol-713 301 India E-mail: [email protected]
The antimicrobial activity of alcoholic, butanolic and chloroform extracts of leaves and roots of the plant Acanthus ilicifolius ware studied. Ampicillin and clotrimazole were used as standard antibacterial and antifungal agents respectively. The result of the study revealed that the alcoholic extract and chloroform extract of leaves exhibited strong inhibitory action against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger and moderate inhibitory action against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus vulgaris. The rest of the extracts showed moderate activity.