Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 4, 2011; Page No.(605-608)

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF IXORA COCCINEA FLOWERS

N.S. PHILOMINA AND S.PRADEEP KUMAR

Abstract

Ethanol, methanol and distilled water extracts of Ixora coccinea flowers was studied for antibacterial activities by well plate method and filter paper method. The ethanol extract was found to be more active than the methanol and distilled water extracts. The results of the study indicate that the flowers have potential antibacterial activity and are concentration dependent. The flower extract was more active against gram negative bacteria than gram positive bacteria.

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