Antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica L.: A medicinally important plant
The plant world comprises a rich store house of biochemicals that could be tapped for use as an antimicrobial agent. The present paper deals with antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected gram positive bacteria viz S. aureus, (ATCC 9144), Streptococcus Spp. ATCC 12449, Bacillus subtilis, (ATCC 6633) and gram negative bacteria viz. E.coli (MTCC 739) Shigella dysenteriae locally isolated Salmonella typhi (ATCC 10749) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 25668). The plant contains kaempferol, sitosterol, triacetonamine, amides, quinone, sterols, cyanogenic glycosides, acalyphin, Acalyptus, acalyphamide. The results of the present study showed a good deal of correlation with antimicrobial study and ethnobotanical observations.
How to cite this article:
Madhavi Adhav. Antimicrobial activity of Acalypha indica L.: A medicinally important plant. Pharma Innovation 2016;5(5):104-106.