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2019  |  Vol: 5(2)  |  Issue: 2(March-April)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2019.5.2.28
Investigations on anti-bacterial effect of Cuscuta reflexa extract

Shweta Mishra*, Niraj Dixit

Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science & Technology (Pharmacy), Jabalpur (MP) India

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Shweta Mishra

Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science & Technology (Pharmacy), Jabalpur (MP) India

Abstract

Objective: The present study was carried out to provide evidence to the traditional use of Cuscuta reflexa in the treatment of microbial infection against various microbial species. Material and Methods: The plant was extracted with chloroform and ethanol. The anti- microbial activity of the extracts was screened using the disc diffusion method on in-vitro condition with different concentration of plant extracts. Results and Conclusion: The result examined each plate with different interval and measured the diameter of zone of complete inhibition including the diameter of disc. The study showed that 50% ethanolic and 100% chloroform extract of Cuscuta reflexa caused antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeuroginosa, Shigella flexineri, E. coli, Bacillus substilis, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus. 100% chloroform extract of Cuscuta reflexa was found more effective as compare to 50% ethanolic extract against different bacteria.

Keywords: Zone of Inhibition, Cuscuta reflexa, disc diffusion, antibacterial

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