Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part B (2016)
Comparative screening of antimicrobial activity using ethanolic extract of Canscora decurrens Dalz. obtained from soxhlet and microwave
Author(s): V Yadav
Abstract: The present study was designated to investigate antimicrobial activity by using whole plant ethanolic extract (100mg/ml) of C. decurrens. The extracts were screened for antibacterial and antifungal activity by disc diffusion method and extraction was done with the help of modern method (microwave) and conventional method (soxhlet) against bacterial strains Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and antifungal strains Aspergillus niger, Rhizoctonia solani selected for antifungal activity. In microwave extract obsessed maximum antibacterial activity against bacterial strain E. coli (10.07), P. aeruginosa (10.65) and S. aureus (10.37) as compared to soxhlet extract similarly in case of fungi, Rhizoctonia solani (10.32) and Aspergillus niger (10.93) screening maximum inhibition zone in microwave extract as compared to soxhlet extract. The result clearly prove that microwave extracts of C. decurrens was found to have more potential than soxhlet extract in the tested microorganisms.
How to cite this article:
V Yadav. Comparative screening of antimicrobial activity using ethanolic extract of Canscora decurrens Dalz. obtained from soxhlet and microwave. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2016; 4(5): 122-125.