The genus asparagus has been recently moved from the subfamily asparagus in the family Liliaceae to a newly created family Asparagaceae. Asparagus racemosus Willd. (family-Asparagaceae) also known by the name “Shatavari” means "who possesses a hundred husbands or acceptable to many" has been used as a medicine. It is also used successfully for nervous disorders, inflammation, liver diseases and certain infectious diseases. In the present study, we evaluated the antibacterial and antifungal investigations were carried out of the crude extracts obtained from the root of Asparagus racemosus Willd. using different solvents like Petroleum ether, Methanol, Chloroform, Acetone, Ethyl acetate and Water against Gram positive bacteria like Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Gram negative bacteria E coli, Pseudomonas and the yeast Candida utilis. by in vitro agar well diffusion method. The experiment carried out in the selected medicinal plant root. The results are discussed with the available literature.
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L. S. Patel, R. S. Patel. Antimicrobial Activity of Asparagus racemosus Willd from Root Extracts – A Medicinal Plant. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 6(10): October 2013; Page 1141-1143.