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Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Phytochemical investigation of the leaves of Gliricidia sepium and its antimicrobial properties

Tom Cherian and Mity Thambi
Gliricidia sepium is a leguminous tree and belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is a medium-sized tree and can grow to from 10 to 12 meters high used in many tropical and sub-tropical countries for various purposes such as live fencing, fodder, coffee shade, firewood, green manure and rat poison. The leaves of the plant were under investigation. The leaves of the plant was collected and extracted using petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and ethanol solvent. The antibacterial screening of these extracts was carried out by disc diffusion method. The extract was tested against four pathogenic bacterial stains of both gram positive and gram negative organism. The ethyl acetate extract of Gliricidia sepium shows high antimicrobial activity.
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How to cite this article:
Tom Cherian, Mity Thambi. Phytochemical investigation of the leaves of <em>Gliricidia sepium</em> and its antimicrobial properties. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):594-596.

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