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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2011

Pages :   650-651

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Evaluation of In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra Against Multidrug Resistant Bacterial Pathogens of E. coli



Address:   Charmi P. Shah1*, V.J. Joshi2, Deval M. Patel3, Paras D. Dhami3, Dhruvesh K. Bhavsar3, Manisha N. Trivedi3, Urmila D. Vachhani3 and D.D. Santani3
1Jodhpur National University, Narnadi, Jhanwar Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. India.
2Department of Microbiology, Alkem Lab Ltd., Daman. India. 3ROFEL, Shri G M Bilakhia College of Pharmacy. Vapi. 396191. Gujarat. India.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Glycyrrhiza glabra is very well known medicinal plant used in Ayuveda. The present study was conducted to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial properties of roots of G. glabra against multidrug resistant clinical isolates of E. coli. The antibacterial activity was carried out with agar well diffusion method. The results of the study revealed that ethanol extract has broad spectrum and strong activity than aqueous extract and ether extract. Its effectiveness against drug resistant bacterial pathogens provides hope that it can serve as an alternative therapeutic agent to treat many diseases.
KEYWORDS:
Antibacterial activity, Glychrriza glabra, Agar well diffusion method, Zone of inhibition.
Cite:
Charmi P. Shah, V.J. Joshi, Deval M. Patel, Paras D. Dhami, Dhruvesh K. Bhavsar, Manisha N. Trivedi, Urmila D. Vachhani, D.D. Santani. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(4): April 2011; Page 650-651.
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