Antibacterial and antifungal activity of aerial parts of Rubus racemsosus 

By P. R. Kumar and V.Vaidhyalingam 


Five different crude extracts: petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, chloroform, methanol and aqueous extracts of Rubus racemosus have been studied for in vitro antibacterial activity and antifungal activities by disc diffusion method. The minimum inhibitory concentration was also determined by agar streak dilution method. All the extracts showed significant and moderate activity against various gram positive and gram negative bacteria and two fungal species when compared with standard. 

Keywords: Rubus racemosus, Antibacterial activity, Antifungal activity. 

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