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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-70

Antimicrobial activity of Symphorema polyandrum Wight. Seeds


1 Scholar, Dept.of Dravyaguna, Institute for Postgraduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept.of Dravyaguna, Institute for Postgraduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008, India

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Rabinarayan Acharya
Associate Professor, Dept.of Dravyaguna, Institute for Postgraduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008
India
Sarang Lakhmale
Scholar, Dept.of Dravyaguna, Institute for Postgraduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008
India
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Symphorema polyandrum Wight. seeds are reported for its use in the management of snake bite, scorpion stings and associated skin ailments. The alcoholic extracts of its seed was screened for in vitro antimicrobial activity following agar diffusion method and compared with Gentamycin, Cefpodoxime, Streptomycin as standard antibacterial and Amphotericin B, Fluconazole and Clotrimazole as standard antifungal agents. For antibacterial assay B. subtilis, S. aureus, S. epidermidis, E. coli, K. pneumonia , S. typhi and for antifungal activity on A. flavus and C. albicans as test organisms in different concentrations (25μg/ml, 50μg/ml, 100μg/ml and 250μg/ml), were evaluated following standard procedures. It was observed that the seed extract is effective against all six bacteria and two fungal strains, when compared to standard drugs. The zone of inhibition for antibacterial activity of the test drug, against 6 strains of bacterias was found between 11 to 15 mm and 12 to 17 mm for two fungal strains.


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