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Antibacterial activity of Butea monosperma plant leaf extract of Ranchi District, Jharkhand, India

Ishwari Prasad Gupta and Arapna Sinha
Post Graduate Department of Botany, Ranchi College Ranchi-834008
Received , 25th June, 2016; Revised: 19th August, 2016

Abstract : The antibacterial activity of ethanol and aqueous extracts of leaves of Butea monosperma was evaluated on one gram positive strain like Staphylococcus aureus and one gram negative strain like Escherichia coli. The antibacterial activity was performed by disc diffusion method. The antibacterial activity of the active extraxts was compared with standard antibiotic gentamicin (40 µg/ml). from the experiment done the ethanolic extract of Butea monosperma leaves did produce considerable antibacterial activity than the aqueous extract was observed. The results obtained in the present study suggest that Butea monosperma leaves can be used in treating diseases caused by test organism.

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