Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2012)
In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity Of Methanolic Extract Of Moringa Olieifera Lam. Fruits
Mohammed Abu Sayeed*, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Ehsanul Hoque Chowdhury and Mohsinul Haque
The present study was designed to investigate antibacterial and antifungal activity of Methanol extract from the fruits of Moringa oleifera. The extract were screened for antibacterial and antifungal activity by Disc diffusion method. The fruit extract of Moringa oleifera showed a broad-spectrum antibacterial activity and antifungal activity. The highest zone of inhibition was found at the concentration of 200Âµg/ disc for Pseudomonas aeruginosa(22mm) and Colletotrichum Sp (14mm). Methanol extract possessed moderate antibacterial activity against bacterial strains- Staphylococccus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Vibrio cholera, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella typhi, Shigella dysenteriae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella species and Proteus species and antifungal activity against pathogenic fungi- Alternaria SP, Colletotrichum SP, Curvularia SP and Fusarium SP.
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Mohammed Abu Sayeed*, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Ehsanul Hoque Chowdhury and Mohsinul Haque. In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity Of Methanolic Extract Of Moringa Olieifera Lam. Fruits. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2012;1(4):94-98.