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  1. Title : Extraction time is a critical factor to prepare poly herbal extract “Nilavembu Kudineer” and antibacterial activity against human pathogens

  2. Author : P. Vijayaraghavan

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  4. Medicinal plants serve as specific targets for effective antibacterial agents. In the present study the aqueous extract (hot water) of the “Nilavembu Kudineer” (a poly herbal formula) (mixture of Andrographis paniculata, Vetiveria zizanioides, Santalum album, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Cyperus rotandus, Zingeber officinale, Piper nigrum and Mollugo cerviana) was prepared and evaluated for antimicrobial activity against five bacterial strains by determining zone of inhibition by agar well diffusion method. The antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract was found to be high after 40 min of extraction at 100 °C. Water extract of these plants exhibited very strong in vitro antibacterial activity against various bacteria including, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Enterococcus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermis.

  5. Year : 2018, Volume : Volume 1, Issue : Issue 1

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