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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2008

Pages :   59-60

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Antibacterial Activity of Methanolic Extract of Sesbania Grandiflora (Fabaceae)

Address:   A. Saravana Kumar*1, Avijit Mazumder2, J. Vanitha3, M. Ganesh1, K. Venkateshwaran1, V. S. Saravanan3 and T.Sivakumar1.
1Department of Pharmaceutical Bio-Technology, Nandha College of Pharmacy, Erode-52. 2NMIMS, Mumbai-62.
3Department of Natural Chemistry, The Erode College Of Pharmacy, Erode-52.
* Corresponding Author

Preliminary phytochemical screening of whole plant of Sesbania grandiflora demonstrated the presence of flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids and triterpenes. Antibacterial activity of methanolic extract of Sesbania grandiflora whole plant was tested by disc diffusion method. Zones of inhibition produced by methanolic extract in a dose of 62.5,125,250,500 and 1000µg/ml against some selected strains was measured and compared with those of standard discs of antibiotic ciprofloxacin (10 µg/ml).
Sesbania grandiflora, antibacterial activity, disc diffusion.
A. Saravana Kumar, Avijit Mazumder, J. Vanitha, M. Ganesh, K. Venkateshwaran, V. S. Saravanan, T.Sivakumar. Antibacterial Activity of Methanolic Extract of Sesbania Grandiflora (Fabaceae). Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 1(1): Jan.-Mar. 2008; Page 59-60.
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