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Both the extracts exhibited a significant antibacterial activity against all the screened microorganisms. Key words: Leucas aspera, Antibacterial activity. Leucas aspera, Leucas zeylanica, antifungal, dermatophytes. RESULTS: Antifungal activity of Leucas sp. against Dermatophytes. Objective: The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers. Methods: Antibacterial activity was.

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Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera

Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera. UK publications, 2, So please consider my corrected paper, demand draft and make the further process. Apart from this, the plant possesses wound healing property and is used in cobra venom poisoning [11]. In vitro antifungal activity of methanol extracts of some Indian medicinal plants against pathogenic yeast and moulds. Antiinflammatory activity of different fractions of Leucas aspera Spreng.

Please review our privacy policy. The percentage of mortality was plotted against the logarithm of concentration. Name of fungus Leucas aspera Leucas zeylanica Control Methanol 1. The antibacterial activity of Leucas aspera was studied using double diffusion method and the activity was tested against the human pathogens like Bacillus cereus,Klebisella pneumoniae,Staphylococcus aureus,Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter faecalis.

The percentage yield of filtrate extract was calculated and subjected to preliminary phytochemicals analysis.

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The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleucaalternifolia tea tree oil. Overall reports suggest that this antimicrobial mechanism involves damage of membrane and our results further authenticate that ativity extracts of medicinal plants compromises the structural and functional integrity of cytoplasmic membranes.


Leucas aspera – medicinal plant: National institute of science communication and information resources. The scavenging activity of these extracts aapera lower compared with both antioxidants, BHT This plant has a history of used for the treatment of various ailments and the most commonly used plant part for this purpose is leaves and roots. Antifungal effects of Melaleuca alterniflia tea tree oil and its components on Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

The methanol extract of Leucas aspera evaluated for antifungal activity is found to have higher range of zone of inhibition for Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, Candida tropicalis, Microsporum gypsum, Microsporum antimicrbial, Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium sp. B, Modi K and Shah M.

Some tribal medicinal plants of Chittagong hill tracts, Bangladesh. Remember me on this computer. Antioxidant activity of L. The activity against both types of bacteria may be indicative of the presence of broad spectrum of antibiotic compounds or simply general metabolic toxin [20].

Griess reagent was used in nitric oxide scavenging assay.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. DPPH assay was performed to determine the free radical scavenging activity of all the concentrations at 1. Materials and methods 2.

Data from in-vitro antifungal assays obtained from the fourth day after inoculation were subjected to an ANOVA analysis, followed by a pair wise comparison of means Tukey.

U and Begum J. The leaf extracts are applied to the bites of serpents, poisonous insects, and scorpion sting. A well of 10mm diameter was made using a sterile cork borer.

Table 1 Antibacterial activity zone of inhibition of different parts root, flower, leaf and stem of L. At a higher concentration, these extracts may exhibit more significant free radical scavenging activity.


From the case it is evident that all the studied pathogens were found to be susceptible to methanol extract of Leucas aspera while only some pathogens were susceptible to Leucas zeylanica. It has been widely observed and accepted that the medicinal value of plants lies in the bioactive phytocomponents present in the plants Veermuthu et al.

Yusuf M, Wahab M. Prior RL, Cao G. Antifungal susceptibilities of certain clinically isolated dermatophytes to methanol extracts of Leucas aspera and Leucas zeylanica leaves were performed using agar well diffusion method.

Interest in plants with antimicrobial properties increased because of current problems associated with the antibiotics 23, An Expanding Role in Development.

In this study, we would like to compare the antioxidant activity of methanol extract from different parts of L. The IC 50 value of root sample was 6. Extraction of Bioactive compound from plant material: Triplicate measurement was carried out. Email the author Login required.

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It belongs to the family labiatae is commonly called as Chota halkusa. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci ;8: Sekar, 8, Meenatshi Nagar, V. This work demonstrates that L.

Experiments were conducted along with control, in a set of three tubes per dose. Int J Food Microbiol ; Phytochemical screening Phytochemical screening of the both plant extracts were carried out as per the methods and tests given by Collins and Lyne to decipher the presence or absence of various phyto compounds. Glossary of Indian medicinal plant. J Food Saf ;9: