Antimicrobial activity of crude methanolic extract of Periploca aphylla

Mustaq Ahmed
2011 Journal of Medicinal Plants Research  
Periploca aphylla is used in the treatment of many diseases ethno pharmacologically in Pakistan. In the present manuscript, we demonstrate the antimicrobial effects of P. aphylla. Six different bacteria (Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) are used in the screening of extract through agar well diffusion technique as well as four different strains of fungi (Fusarium solani, Aspergillus niger,
more » ... flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus) are characterized. Methanolic fraction of P. aphylla showed significant inhibition of bacterial and fungal growth. The potency of these activities is due to the presence of bioactive flavonoids, saponins and phenolic compounds.
doi:10.5897/jmpr11.1112 fatcat:ftfw66u4enghveipvsdkwjn4nq