Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 9, Issue 4, 2007; Page No.(807-809)

IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL STUDIES OF CHLOROPHYTUM BORIVILLANUM (LILIACEAE) ROOT EXTRACTS

SHARADA L. DEORE AND S. S. KHADABADI

Abstract

The Chlorophytum borivatanum belonging to family liliaceae is traditionally used medicinal plant having the folk claims like immunomodula tor, anti-diabetic, anti-arthritic, used in prenatal and postnatal symptoms, in diarrhea etc. Present study has tried to evaluate in vitro antimicrobial activity (Well diffusion method) of aqueous, hydro alcoholic, methanolic and chloroform extract of tuberous roots of this plant. Six bacterial species and two fungal strains were used for study these are Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Proteus vulgaris, E.coli, Pseudomonas acrugenosa, Sliigella sonni, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans. Antimicrobial study indicates that methanolic, hydro alcoholic and chloroform extracts gives moderate activity. Aqueous extract showed no antimicrobial activity while no extract showed antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis. Hydro alcoholic extract showed no activity against E.Coli.

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