ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT COLEUS FORSKOHLII

  • Sonia Saklani Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Gayatri College of Biomedical Science, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India
  • Manoj Gahlot Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, S. G. R. R. I. T. S., Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ashok Kumar Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Institute of Life Sciences, Rampurghat Road, Paonta Sahib -173025, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Ranveer Singh Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Gayatri College of Biomedical Science, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ruchee Patial Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Institute of Life Sciences, Rampurghat Road, Paonta Sahib -173025, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Priyanka Kashyap Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Institute of Life Sciences, Rampurghat Road, Paonta Sahib -173025, Himachal Pradesh, India

Abstract

Kumaon Himalaya is rich in biodiversity and home of several medicinal plants. Plants grown in this region are not systematically tested for their biological activities in general and antimicrobial activity in particular. Medicinal plants are the wealthy source of antibacterial agents and curatives. The present study aimed at evaluating the antimicrobial activity of the extracts of medicinal plants Coleus forskohlii against bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Sericea, Kelebsiella pneumonia, Bacillus pumilus and fungi Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, Trichoderma rubrum, Microsporum gypseum. However, this study revealed maximum growth inhibition and effectiveness was remarkably observed in the extracts of Coleus forskohlii. These results indicate that roots have a potential broad spectrum antibacterial activity

Published
Apr 25, 2017
How to Cite
SAKLANI, Sonia et al. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT COLEUS FORSKOHLII. International Journal of Drug Research and Technology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 8, apr. 2017. ISSN 2277-1506. Available at: <http://ijdrt.com/index.php/drug-research-and-technology/article/view/104>. Date accessed: 15 sep. 2019.
Section
Research Article
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