Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 10, Issue 4, 2008; Page No.(873-877 )

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF OCIMLIM SANCTUM EXTRACTS ON COMMON HUMAN PATHOGENS

R. D. KAMBLE AND A. M. DESHMUKH

Abstract

The invitro antimicrobial activity of Ocimum sanctum leaf and roots extracts were studied against Bacillus subtilis (NCIM 2010), Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM 2602) , Escherichia coli (NCI1VI 2666), Proteus vulgaris (NCIM 2027) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (NCIIVI 2082). The methanol, ethanol and chloroform extracts of Ocimum sanctum showed high activity as compared to aqueous extracts against all the tested bacteria. These results were compared with the zones of inhibition produced by commercially available standard antibiotics. The inhibitory effects of extracts are very close and identical in magnitude and are comparable with the standard antibiotics used.

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