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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-133

Vibriocidal activity of certain medicinal plants used in Indian folklore medicine by tribals of Mahakoshal region of central India


Bacteriology Laboratory, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, R.D. University, Jabalpur (M.P.) 482001, India

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Anjana Sharma
Bacteriology Laboratory, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, R.D. University, Jabalpur (M.P.) 482001
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.55212

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Objectives: Screening of the medicinal plants and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Materials and Methods: A simple in vitro screening assay was employed for the standard strain of Vibrio cholerae, 12 isolates of Vibrio cholerae non-O1, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Aqueous and organic solvent extracts of different parts of the plants were investigated by using the disk diffusion method. Extracts from 16 medicinal plants were selected on account of the reported traditional uses for the treatment of cholera and gastrointestinal diseases, and they were assayed for vibriocidal activities. Results: The different extracts differed significantly in their vibriocidal properties with respect to different solvents. The MIC values of the plant extracts against test bacteria were found to be in the range of 2.5-20 mg/ml. Conclusions: The results indicated that Lawsonia inermis, Saraca indica, Syzygium cumini, Terminalia belerica, Allium sativum, and Datura stramonium served as broad-spectrum vibriocidal agents.






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