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Antibacterial activity of ethanol extract of Andrographis paniculata

Author(s): US Mishra1, A Mishra1, R Kumari1, PN Murthy1, BS Naik2
1 Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur, Ganjam-760 002, India 2 Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj-757 086, India

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U S Mishra Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur, Ganjam-760 002 India

In the present study the ethanol extract of the aerial part of Andrographis paniculata was prepared and evaluated for antimicrobial activity against eleven bacterial strains by determining minimum inhibitory concentration and zone of inhibition. Minimum inhibitory concentration values were compared with control and zone of inhibition values were compared with standard ciprofloxacin in concentration 100 and 200 μg/ml. The results revealed that, the ethanol extract is potent in inhibiting bacterial growth of both Gram-negative and Gram positive bacteria.

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