Both the extracts exhibited a significant antibacterial activity against all the screened microorganisms. Key words: Leucas aspera, Antibacterial activity. Leucas aspera, Leucas zeylanica, antifungal, dermatophytes. RESULTS: Antifungal activity of Leucas sp. against Dermatophytes. Objective: The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers. Methods: Antibacterial activity was.

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The ethyl acetate extract of leaves showed decreased activity against the tested pathogens.

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This was done for all four types of plant extracts as well as methanol negative control. Impact per Publication IPP: The bacteria were subcultured overnight in Muller Hinton broth which was further adjusted to obtain turbidity comparable to McFarland 0. Different types of chemicals such as glucosides, tannins, saponins, sterols, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acgivity, stearic acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid and nicotin have already been isolated from the leaves, roots, flower and seeds of this plant 7, 8.

Click here to sign up. Journal of Food Safety, 6, The percentage of mortality was plotted against the logarithm of concentration. Screening of Amazonian plants from the adolphoducke forest reserve, Antkmicrobial, state of Amazonas, Brazil, for antimicrobial activity.


Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera

Methods for dilution antimicrobial susceptibility tests for bacteria that grow aerobically. Similarly the study performed by 13 asprea the antifungal activity of ethanol and methanol extract of Spilanthes paniculata against Aspergillusniger, at the same time it is leuccas stated in the above study that ethyl acetate extract of Leucas aspera also showed the antifungal effect against Aspergillusniger, where as in this experiment methanol extract of leaf of Leucas aspera and Leucas zeylanica exhibited antfungal activity against Aspergillus flavus which is reported for the first time.

In recent years microorganisms have developed resistance to many commercial antibiotics due to indiscriminate use of antimicrobial drugs and this has created immense clinical problem in the treatment of infectious diseases 1.

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Support Center Support Center. J Food Saf ;9: Table 1 Antibacterial activity zone of inhibition of different parts root, flower, leaf and stem of L.

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Griess reagent was used in nitric oxide scavenging assay. Antimicrobial and phytochemical studies on 45Indian medicinal plants against multidrug resistant human pathogens. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed ;2: Absorption, metabolism, and bioactivity. Diet and health implications. Evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties of Leucasaspera and Ahtimicrobial paniculata.

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Clinically isolated strains of dermatophytes culture were obtained from Department of Microbiology, Presidency College, Chennai and were used for the antifungal assay. Antifungal activity by agar well diffusion method: Based on the results, the root extract showed the highest zone of inhibition compared with all the extracts against all the tested microorganisms, followed by the flower extract which was more active against Salmonella species compared with other tested microorganisms. Antimicrobial activity of Leucas aspera flowers.

This was kept for 30 min of incubation in dark by using the dark box. Cytotoxic activity of root extract of L. Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Then, the segregated parts were cut into small size and sun dried for 1 week. Antifungal activity was leuczs done by agar diffusion method. The IC 50 value 6. International Journal of Phamacology, 60, Antibacterial activity was done by agar diffusion method.