"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 4


In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Garhwal Himalaya Medicinal Plant Dioscorea deltoidea Tuber


Author(s): Subhash Chandra1, Sarla Saklani1, Abhay P. Mishra1

1. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, H. N. B. Garhwal (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal 246174, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract: The antimicrobial activity of the all extracts of Dioscorea deltoidea were studied against ten (gram negative and gram positive bacteria) and three fungal stain. The results showed that the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of Dioscorea deltoidea tubers extract was 50μg/ml against P. aeruginosa. The ethanolic tubers extract of Dioscorea deltoidea showed significant activity 19±1mm, 17±1mm and 15±1mm against S. aureous, P. aeruginosa and E. coli against food poisoning bacteria and phytochemical screening for the presence of glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resin and tannins.

Figure of Dioscorea deltoidea tuber & bail

Dioscorea deltoidea tuber & bail


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