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In vitro antimicrobial activity of leaves of Acalypha indica Linn. (Euphorbiaceae)


Abdullah, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim and Abdul Rashid, R. and Abdullah, Abdul Salam and Ahmad, Zuraini and Zakaria, Zainul Amiruddin and Sulaiman, Mohd Roslan and Abdul Kadir, Arifah and Abdul Mutalib, Abdul Rahim (2010) In vitro antimicrobial activity of leaves of Acalypha indica Linn. (Euphorbiaceae). African Journal of Microbiology Research, 4 (20). art. no. C824D2214468. pp. 2133-2136. ISSN 1996-0808


The antimicrobial activity of water, ethanol and chloroform extracts of Acalypha indica was tested against four bacterial and fungal strains using the disc diffusion method. The antibacterial activity against gram positive bacteria was more pronounced (p < 0.05) in water and ethanol extracts. Antifungal activity was more significant (p < 0.05) only in chloroform extract. This antimicrobial activity was compared to standard antibiotics (penicillin, enrofloxacin, ampicillin and chlorampenicol) and antifungal drugs (ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole). Findings from current study support the use of Acalypha indica in traditional medicine for the treatment of various bacterial and fungal infections.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Sport Academy
Publisher: Academic Journals
Keywords: Antibacterial; Antifungal; Disc diffusion assay
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 04:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 03:11
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15158
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