Antimicrobial activity of Mimusops elengi Linn. unripe fruit extracts

Author : Sujit Dash, Amaresh Chandra Sahoo, Bishwanath Mishra, Aswini Kumar Senapati

In this study, Mimusops elengi Linn. unripe fruits extracts were tested for their In vitro antimicrobial activities. The antimicrobial property of Mimusops elengi Linn. plant extracts have been carried out by disc diffusion susceptibility method. Different types of microbial strains have been used for the estimation of antimicrobial effect of Mimusops elengi Linn. unripe fruits extracts. The pet ether, benzene, chloroform and methanol extracts of unripe fruits Mimusops elengi Linn. gave the varying values of inhibition zone diameter, on their application against the microorganisms with the safe conclusion on the fact that the solvents could extract the different bio-organics varying in number and antimicrobial potential(s). The concentration increase of the extracts resulted in the increase of inhibition zone diameter values resulting in the increase in the antimicrobial activities of the extracts. Among all the plant extracts, the methanol extracts was found to bear the highest antimicrobial potential against the microbes, followed by the chloroform extracts of the plant. The methanol extracts were found to possess the antimicrobial potential in between ethyl acetate extracts and the water extracts. The water extracts were evaluated to have little effect upon the growth of microorganisms.

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