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ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF NERIUM INDICUM AGAINST SOME GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIAL SPECIES

Abstract

Shashi Chauhan1*

ABSTRACT Phytochemicals presents in plants probably explain the various uses of plants for traditional medicine. In this study Nerium indicum leaves was selected for assessing antimicrobial activity against different bacterial species. Leaves were collected and methanolic, chloroform and hexane extracts were prepared by using soxhlet apparatus. Then the antibacterial activity of these plant extracts was studied against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and Streptococcus mutans. According to results methanolic extract was most effective then chloroform or hexane extract.

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