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Article Number - 572123C13339


Vol.7(31), pp. 4006-4009 , August 2013
DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2013.5845
ISSN: 1996-0808



Full Length Research Paper

Antibacterial activity of Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) indigenous to Pakistan


 

Seemab Mahmood, Muhammad Qasim Hayat, Alia Sadiq*, Shabina Ishtiaq, Sadia Malik and Muhammad Ashraf

 




Medicinal Plants Research Laboratory, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad, Pakistan.


Email: aliasadiq55@hotmail.com,alia.11.dirphd.56@asab.nust.edu.pk






 Accepted: 08 July 2013  Published: 02 August 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) is an important folk medicine in Pakistan. This natural herb is used as folk remedy for number of ailments. This study was conducted to assess the antibacterial activity of four different organic extracts of L. royleana seeds against four bacterial strains (Escherichia coliEnterobacter cloaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa andStaphylococcus aureus) for the first time by disc diffusion method. Except aqueous extracts, all organic extracts of L. royleana seeds displayed significant anti-bacterial activity against all the tested bacteria. The chloroform extract exhibited highest anti-bacterial activity for all bacterial strains. Results shows that L. royleana seeds possess significant antibacterial potential against S. aureus, E. coli and E. cloaceae, therefore, it can be a good remedy for skin disease and gastro-intestinal problems caused by human pathogenic bacterial strains. Further screening for phytochemicals should be carried out in search of novel therapeutic compounds.

 

Key words: Antibacterial activity, zone of inhibition, phytochemical, aqueous extracts, antibiotic.


APA (2013). Antibacterial activity of Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) indigenous to Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(31), 4006-4009.
Chicago   Seemab Mahmood, Muhammad Qasim Hayat, Alia Sadiq, Shabina Ishtiaq, Sadia Malik and Muhammad Ashraf  . "Antibacterial activity of Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) indigenous to Pakistan." African Journal of Microbiology Research 7, no. 31 (2013): 4006-4009.
MLA Seemab Mahmood, et al. "Antibacterial activity of Lallemantia royleana (Benth.) indigenous to Pakistan." African Journal of Microbiology Research 7.31 (2013): 4006-4009.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJMR2013.5845
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJMR/article-abstract/572123C13339

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