E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2023

In-Vitro Assessment of Anti-Microbialactivity of Extracts of Enicostemma Littorale Belonging to Family Gentianacae

Author(s): Paul Amrit, Sao Anil Parasnath, Mahata Jaydip


Plants have been used for thousands of years to treat health disorders to prevent diseases including epidemics, flavor, cosmetics and food. Products derived from plants may potentially control microbial growth in diverse situations and in the specific case of disease treatment. Numerous studies presented earlier have proved their chemical constituents and its therapeutic benefits.

Aim and objective: Here an attempt is performed to establish antimicrobials activity of extracts of Enicostemma Littorale common name Chhota chirayta. belonging to Family Gentianacae.

Materials and Method: The shade dried leaves of plant were powdered and using Soxhlet extractor Aqueous and Ethanolic extract was collected. Antimicrobial activity was evaluated for these extracts by cup plate method using nutrient agar medium and gentamicin as reference.

Results: The results revealed that of Enicostemma littorale MIC at 1000 µg/ml to 32.5 µg/ml while the reference drug gentamicin showed MIC at 1.8625 µg/ml to 3.625 µg/ml.

Conclusion: Thus, present study revealed the antibacterial activity of the herb Enicostemma littorale has been proved against various species of microbes, giving evidence to utilize this plant extract against the particular microbes satisfactorily.

Keywords: Plants, Antimicrobial, Extract, Therapeutics, Activity, Microbes

Pages: 114-118

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