Formulation and antimicrobial activity of 95% ethanolic-benzene-chloroform extract of Curcuma aromatica Salisb 

By Smita Sharma, Mukesh Chandra Sharma, Dharm Veer Kohli


In view of increasing resistance to existing antimicrobial agents, herbal drugs are being looked as very importance source for discovery of new agents for treating various ailments related to bacterial infections. The present study describes the anti?microbial activity of Curcuma aromatica Salisbrhizomes extract against microrgnism. Bacillus substils, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus flexineria and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. For this purpose aqueous extract of rhizomes were prepared and tested by “Disc Diffusion Method?. As a result of this study it was found that the extract of fruit generally revealed anti?microbial activity against both gram?positive bacteria (B. subtils, S. aureous and S. epidermis) and gram?negative bacteria (E. coli, S. flexineria and P.auriginosa). 


Key Words : Anti-microbial activity, Curcuma aromatica Salisb, 95% Absolute Ethanolic-Benzene-Chloroform Extract, Disc diffusion method.   


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