IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF RAUVOLFIA SERPENTINA AND ITS TISSUE CULTURE
AbstractThe in vitro antibacterial activity of the methanol extracts of leaf, root of Rauvolfia serpentina and its tissue culture callus, root, leaf were investigated. The extract showed a good antibacterial activity against gram negative organisms, which may be due to the presence of alkaloid in the extract.
Key Words: Antibacterial, Rauvolfia serpentina, tissue culture, callus, methanol extract, phytomedicine
[Nig. J. Nat. Prod. and Med. Vol.6 2002: 45-49]