An Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Abelmoschus Esculentus on Clinically Isolated Infectious Disease Causing Bacterial Pathogen from Hospital

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International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research
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Int.J.Pharm.Phytopharmacol.Res. 2011, 1(3): 107-111
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An Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Abelmoschus esculentus on Clinically
Isolated Infectious Disease Causing Bacterial Pathogen from Hospital
Yogesh Chaudhari*1, Dr. E. P. Kumar2, Manisha Badhe3, Hardik R. Mody1, Vamshikrishna B.
Acharya1
1

3

Dr. L. H. Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, Ulhasnagar. India
2
Karapagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, India
Nandha College of Pharmacy,Kora Palyam Pirivu,Pitchandampalyam,Erode-638052

Received on: 21/11/2011

Accepted on: 17/12/2011

ABSTRACT
Six different organic solvents such as n-butanol, petroleum ether, methanol, ethyl acetate and chloroform were used to extract the bioactive compounds from the fruits of Abelmoschus esculentus to screen the antibacterial activity against infectious disease causing bacterial pathogens such as Bacillus subtilis,
Streptococcus pyogens, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabillis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by paper disc method. The butanolic extract of Abelmoschus esculentus was more active against almost 90% of the organism tested. It was followed by Ethyl acetate,
Methanol, Petroleum ether, Chloroform in inhibiting the growth of organism tested.
Key Words: Abelmoschus esculentus, Pathogens, Antibacterial assay, Malvaceae, Disc diffusion method

INTRODUCTION
Many drug resistant bacterial strains were developed due to the increased use of a number of antibacterial drugs. It also created the problem in controlling the growth of infectious disease causing pathogenic bacteria. Moreover synthetic drugs produce side effect to the users1.To circumvent this problem, scientists…...

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