ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF THE FRESH BULB EXTRACT OF GARLICM. C. RAJALAKSHMI AND P. SHAKILA
Water and Ethanol extract of Allium sativiim bulbs were investigated for invitro antibacterial and antifungal activities by agar diffusion and tube dilution techniques. The water and ethanol extracts of garlic inhibited the growth of standard local bacteria (Bacillus stearothermophilus, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas flavescens) and Cadida albi cans, Asperigllus flavus and Aspergillus niger). The queous extract of Allium sativum was highly active inhibit the growth of both bacteria and fungi. Studies of the antimicrobial activity of ethanol as well as an aqueous infusion were performed and the good experimental results obtained justified the folk use of this species as a cicatrizant and vulnerary agent.
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