ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ABUTILON INDICUM – A MEDICINAL PLANT
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 1725-1729
AbstractObjective: Abutilon indicum is an ethnomedicinal plant that has several medicinal claims and it hasn't been explored thoroughly. Various parts of the plant are used medicinally such as demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, pulmonary disorders, etc. The study aims to explore the different qualitative, quantitative, and antifungal aspects of Abutilon indicum.
Materials and methods: The present study was conducted to evaluate the anti-microbial activity of Abutilon indicum extracts against Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), Gram-negative bacteria (E. coli), and Fungal (Candida albicans). The agar well diffusion method was used to test the antimicrobial activity.
Result & Discussion: Abutilon indicum extracts exhibited potent antibacterial and antifungal against all the selected bacterial and fungal species. The extracts exhibited the growth inhibitory activity in a dose-dependent manner. Also, the study revels Abutilon indicum shows good antimicrobial and anti-fungal activity.
Conclusion: The Abutilon indicum. plant extracts could be used as an antimicrobial after comprehensive in-vitro biological studies.
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