Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine

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In vitro antibacterial activity of Lygodium flexuosum

VS Anishmon, Toji Thomas


The study was conducted to evaluate the antibacterial potential of different plant parts of Lygodium flexuosum. Antibacterial activity evaluated by discd iffusionmethod towards MTCC strains. It was observed that the rhizome of the plant possessed maximum antibacterial activity compared to petiole and leaf. Rhizome extracts were found to be more effective against gram-positive bacteria like M. luteus and S. aureus compared to gramnegative. Rhizome extract possessed antibacterial principles soluble in methanol and acetone that could regulate growth and multiplication of tested bacterial species.

Keywords: antibacterial, Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw., schizaceae and disc-diffusion test

Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol. 9 2005: 46-47
AJOL African Journals Online