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Abstract

Antimicrobial activity of various fractions of ethanol extract of Bacopa monnieri Linn. aerial parts

Author(s): T Ghosh1, TK Maity2, A Bose1, GK Dash1, M Das1
1 Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Salipur - 754 202, India 2 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700 032, India

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T Ghosh Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Salipur - 754 202 India


The ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions of ethanol extract of Bacopa monnieri Linn. aerial parts were screened for antibacterial and antifungal activities by both zone of inhibition study and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). The ethyl acetate fraction was found to be more potent than the n-butanol fraction, though both of them were endowed with antimicrobial activity. The present study reveals the potential usefulness of B. monnieri aerial parts in the treatment of various pathogenic diseases as mentioned in the Ayurvedic literature.

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