International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 237-243

Antibacterial Screening of Leaf and Bark extracts of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall
Preeti Kaundal* and Anand Sagar
Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5 (H.P.) India
*Corresponding author

The present study aims to determine antibacterial activity of acetone and methanol extracts from leaves and bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica. Agar well diffusion method was used for screening of extracts against six bacteria using different concentrations (25, 50, 75 and 100%) of extracts. Methanol and acetone extracts of both leaves and bark showed potent antibacterial activity against all six tested bacteria. Extracts prepared using methanol exhibited higher antibacterial activity as compared to its corresponding acetone extract. In general trend growth inhibition was found to be higher for S. aureus and B. Cereus followed by E. coli, L. monocytogenes, P. aeruginosa and Y. pestis. Bark extracts (methanol and acetone) were more active towards all the bacterial strains as compare to leaves extracts as only methanolic leaves extracts showed considerable inhibition zone.

Keywords: Holarrhena antidysenterica, Antibacterial activity,Methanol and Acetone extracts

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Preeti Kaundal and Anand Sagar. Antibacterial Screening of Leaf and Bark extracts of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 237-243. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.