Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2016)
In-vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of Tabebuia pallida against multi-drug resistant bacteria
Author(s): Md. Mahbubur Rahman, ASM Sakhawat Hossain, Muhammad Ali Khan, Md. Nazmul Haque, Shahadat Hosen, Sumaiya Akter Mou, AHM Khurshid Alam and Ashik Mosaddik
Abstract: The present study was undertaken to explore the antimicrobial potential of different parts of Tabebuia pallida. The methanol crude extract of different parts (leaves, stem bark, root bark and flowers) of the plant were used for screening antimicrobial potentials using disk diffusion and serial dilution method. Among the tested pathogens E. coli was highly susceptible to all parts of T. pallida except root extracts. Compare to other extract the flower part was highly sensitive against all tested pathogens with maximum zone of inhibition 21 mm. The MIC value 125 µg/ml of FE against E. coli was least in comparison to other part extracts and MBC was also similar to MIC value. In conclusion, the spectrum of activity suggests that methanol extracts of T. pallida flower could be a possible source to get noble and potential herbal medicines to treat infections, hence justified the ethnic uses of this plant against various infectious diseases.
How to cite this article:
Md. Mahbubur Rahman, ASM Sakhawat Hossain, Muhammad Ali Khan, Md. Nazmul Haque, Shahadat Hosen, Sumaiya Akter Mou, AHM Khurshid Alam, Ashik Mosaddik. In-vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of Tabebuia pallida against multi-drug resistant bacteria. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(6):464-467.