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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 198-201

Antimicrobial action of the leaf extract of Lagerstroemia parviflora Roxb


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - 835 215, (Jharkhand), India

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A Mazumder
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - 835 215, (Jharkhand)
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The benzene extract of the leaves of Lagerstroemia paviflora Roxb was tested for its Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) against Gram Positive Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Lactobacillus arabinosus and gram negative strains E.Coli, Shigella dysenteriae, shigella sonnei, shigella boydii, Salmonella typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis and Vibrio cholerae. Further the zones 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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