Akash P. Dahake, Arun B. Joshi, Krunal M. Patel
Akash P. Dahake1*, Arun B. Joshi2 and Krunal M. Patel1
1Pharmacy college, Rampura, Kakanpur, Godhara, Panchmahal, Gujarat, India.
2N.G.S.M Institute of Pharm.Sciences, Paneer, Dearalaktte, Mangalore, India.
Volume - 1,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2009
Increasing prevalence of multidrug resistant strains of microorganisms has initiated the exploration of alternate antimicrobial agent. Taking into account the medicinal importance of Dolichos Lablab (Fabaceae) in this respect, an attempt was made in the current study to investigate the antimicrobial potential of this plant. Antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic, petroleum ether, aqueous, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-hexane extracts of Dolichos Lablab beans were determined against various pathogenic bacteria and fungi. The extracts were tested against various bacteria like Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and fungi like Candida albicans by disk diffusion method. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) values of each active extract were determined. It is concluded that n-Hexane and chloroform extract exhibited significant antimicrobial and antifungal activity.
Cite this article:
Akash P. Dahake, Arun B. Joshi, Krunal M. Patel. Antimicrobial Investigation of Different Extracts of Dolichos lablab beans. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2009; 1(2): 123-125.