Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Nerium | 43929

International Journal of Pharmacy Teaching & Practices

ISSN - 1986-8111


Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Nerium Indicum Leaves

Doijad C. Rajendra, Pathan B Asma , Suryavanshi S. Jayprakash, Jagtap K. Meena and Sankpal S. Pournima

Aims: Traditional knowledge suggests that certain plants exhibits moderate antibacterial potential. Nerium indicum may also be such a plant which can show the antibacterial property and it is not scientifically been proved that Nerium indicum leaves having antibacterial potentials. Hence to explore this possibility we have design this work.
Materials and methods: The antibacterial activity of Nerium indicum leaf extract had been seen by using cup plate method against Bacillus subtilis, and Escherchia coli. The antibacterial activity was compared with Ofloxacin in nutrient agar medium.
Results and Conclusions: It was found that benzene extract was more effective and shown high zone of inhibition (14 mm) as compared to ethanolic extract which showed relatively less zone of inhibition (11 mm) for Bacillus subtilis. These results were compared with zone of inhibition shown by standard Ofloxacin (32mm). Both extract had shown negligible activity against Gram negative bacteria E-coli.