Research Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 3, May 2011

Antimicrobial activity of various extracts from various parts of Calophyllum inophyllum L.

Saravanan. R Dhachinamoorthi. D Senthilkumar. K Thamizhvanan. K.   

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The Indian flora is extensively utilized as source of any drugs mentioned in the traditional systems of medicine. There is a continuous and urgent need to discover new antimicrobial compounds with diverse chemical structures and novel mechanisms of action for new and re-emerging infectious diseases. Therefore, researchers are increasingly turning their attention to folk medicine; looking for new leads to develop better drugs against microbial infections. The aim of the current study was to investigate antimicrobial activity of the various extracts of Calophyllum inophyllum L. An ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Family: Clusiaceae) were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against clinically important bacterial and fungal sp. The results obtained in the present study suggest that the ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of Calophyllum inophyllum revealed a significant scope to develop a novel broad spectrum of antibacterial and antifungal herbal formulation.

Keyword:     Antimicrobial activity Calophyllum inophyllum Clusiaceae ethanol extract ethyl acetate extract.

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