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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-96

Antimicrobial potency of the Leaf - Stalk extract of curcuma longa (LINN)


1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 835215, Bihar, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta- 700 032, West Bengal, India

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R Mazumder
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 835215, Bihar
India
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The methanolic extract of the leaf-stalk of curcuma longa LINN, was tested for its minimum Inhibitor concentration (MIC) against Gram positive-staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus subtilis, klebsiella pnemoniae, bacillus cereus, streptococcus pneumoniae, Lactobacillus arabinosus and gram negative E.coli, shigella dysenteriae, shigella sonnei, shigella boydii, salmonella typhimurium, proteus mirabilis, and Vibrio cholerae strains, further, the ones of inhibition produced by the crude extract against four selected bacterial strains were measured and compared with those produced by the standard antibiotic ciprofloxacin against the same bacterial strains.


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