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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 109-116

Antibacterial Efficacy of Moringa oleifera Leaf against Medically Important Clinical Pathogens
P. Manikandan1, A. Gnanasekaran1, P. Julikarthika1 and D. Arvind Prasanth2*
1Department of Microbiology, Kandaswami Kandar’s College, P. Velur, India
2Department of Microbiology, School of Biosciences, Periyar University, Salem, India
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Moringa oleifera Leaf (Moringaceae) is a very useful tree in tropical countries. The antimicrobial activity of Acetone, Chloroform, Methanol and Petroleum ether extract of Moringa oleifera leaf against ten microorganisms Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogens, Bacillus Sp, Proteus Sp Salmonella Sp Streptococcus mutants, Shigella sp along with positive controls. It was observed that methanol extract of Moringa oleifera showed highest antimicrobial activity against while petroleum their extract exhibited greater antimicrobial activity against all the tested bacteria. So this plant extracts having good healing properties without side effects when compared with synthetic antibiotics.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera Leaf,Antibacterial activity, Phytochemical analysis.

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Manikandan, P., A. Gnanasekaran, P. Julikarthika and Arvind Prasanth, D. 2016.
Antibacterial Efficacy of Moringa oleifera Leaf against Medically Important Clinical Pathogens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 109-116. doi:
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