ISSN : 2348 - 8948

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Volume : 6 Issue :2 Month : February (2018)
Page Numbers : 127-132

Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of the Whole Plant Extract of Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser Against Human Pathogens

P. Padmapriya, S. Maneemegalai*
The evaluation of the spectrum of antimicrobial activity of a drug preparation or a plant extracts plays a significant role in therapeutics. The methanolic and ethanolic extracts of the whole plant of Mollugo cerviana were tested against common pathogens infecting wound by agar disc diffusion method. Sterile filter paper discs loaded with plant extract at a concentration of (10 mg/ml) tested against the pathogenic strains. Filter paper discs loaded with 5 g of Tetracycline was used as positive control. Pure solvents serve as negative control. The study has revealed the significant antibacterial activity shown by the methanolic and ethanolic extracts of the whole plant against common pathogens infecting the wounds including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa besides other pathogens.
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