Antibacterial potential of Cassia auriculata flowers

Gaurav M. Doshi, Supriya S. Shidhaye, Gayatri V. Aggarwal, Preeja P. Pillai, Abhijeet B. Bhalerao, Sandhya K. Desai

Abstract


Medicinal herbs as potential source of therapeutic aids have attained a significant role in health system all over the world for both humans and animals not only in the diseased condition but also as potential material for maintaing proper health. Cassia auriculata has wide range of pharmacological actions hence present study was undertaken to evaluate its efficacy against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms. Antibacterial potential of methanolic extract of dry flowers of Cassia auriculata was conducted using agar disc diffusion method. The microorganisms used include Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli. The maximum activity was observed against all microorganisms the minimum inhibitory concentration was determined depending on microorganisms. Cassia auriculata was observed to have antibacterial activity and can be used to combat against vast flora of microorganisms.

 

Keywords: Microbicidal, Zone of inhibition, mature tea tree, Ranwara, Awala.


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