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Antimicrobial Activity of Phyllanthus Emblica and Allium Sativum: Comparative Analysis of Antimicrobial Action of Crude and Ethanolic Extract of These Natural Plant Products

Published On: January, 1970

Article Type: Research Article

DOI: 10.9790/3008-0432126

Issue: 3 | Volume: 4 | Page No: 21--26


The antimicrobial effects of extracts of A. sativum and P. emblica, against pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas sp., Klebsiella sp, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella paratyphi, Salmonella sp., Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus were investigated using the agar well and disc diffusion method. Aqueous extracts of A. sativum and P. emblica were more effective than ethanolic extarct producing larger zones of growth inhibition. All of natural products showed the MIC values ranged from 6.25–25.0μg/ml while the MBC values ranged from 12.5– 100.0μg/ml. This study is an indication that the A. sativum and P. emblica has the potentiality to use as a source for new broad spectrum oral antibiotics.