EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY ON LEAVES AND BARK OF ALBIZZIA LEBBECK (L) BENTHVASANTHI PADMANABHAN, MANIMEKALAI GANAPATHY, VASTHI KENNEDY EVANJELENE, NIRMALA AYYAVUV AND JAGAJOTHI ANGAMUTHU
During ancient times the plant were used to cure the diseases and infections. Medicinal plants are cheap and easily available and affordable. The medicinal importance of plants lies in some chemical substances that produce a specific physiological action on the human body. Natural products, due to their easy availability, low cost and lack of side effects, make themselves attractive candidates for drug research. One such plant is Albizzia lebbeck (L) Benth medicinal plant belonging to the family Mimosaceae. The present study was designated to evaluate the antibacterial and phytochemical activity from the leaves and bark of Albizzia lebbeck. The result of hydroalcohol extracts of leaf showed better antimicrobial activity followed by the bark extracts. The extracts of Albizzia lebbeck showed better inhibition towards Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi when compared with Cefoperazone/ Tazobactam.
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