STUDY OF ALLIUM SATIVUM WITH REFERENCE TO ITS ANTI- MICROBIAL EFFECTS ON BACTERIAL PATHOGENS CAUSING COMMON INFECTIONSJAYA VIKAS KURHEKAR
This study was carried out to check the anti-microbial effect of a very commonly used household plant- Allium sativum. This plant is known for its various medicinal effects. Its aqueous extract was checked against a few bacterial pathogens causing common infections & was found to be antimicrobial for some of these. The extract was then further qualitatively checked for the presence of certain chemical constituents. Preliminary qualitative chemical investigations showed the presence of glucose, proteins, fats, alkaloids & triterpenoids in the aqueous extract.
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