Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 10

Comparative Antimicrobial Activity of Different Extracts of Different Parts of Butea monosperma

Abhishek Pandey* and Salma Khanam

Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Pandey, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India.

Received: August 07, 2023; Published: September 21, 2023


Extracts of leaves, flower and bark of Butea monosperma belonging to the family: Fabaceae were prepared and subjected to preliminary antibacterial evaluation. The methanolic extracts obtained by soxhlation method were found to possess better activity compared to the aqueous extracts prepared by refluxation method. The extracts were found to contain significant amounts of phenols, flavonoids and tannins, which are known for their antibacterial properties. The antibacterial activity of extracts was determined against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi using agar diffusion and MIC determination methods. The extracts were found to be active at a concentration of 1mg/ml. The results indicated that extracts of Butea monosperma possess good antibacterial property.

 Keywords: Butea monosperma; Anti-bacterial; Soxhlation; Refluxation; Staphylococcus aureus; Bacillus cereus; Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi; MIC


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Citation: Abhishek Pandey and Salma Khanam. “Comparative Antimicrobial Activity of Different Extracts of Different Parts of Butea monosperma".Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.10 (2023): 31-40.


Copyright: © 2023 Abhishek Pandey and Salma Khanam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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