Antibacterial efficacy of Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) an indigenous medicinal plant against experimental murine salmonellosis.

@article{Owais2005AntibacterialEO,
  title={Antibacterial efficacy of Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) an indigenous medicinal plant against experimental murine salmonellosis.},
  author={Mohammad Hamza Owais and Kumar Sharad and A Shehbaz and Mohammed Saleemuddin},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={229-35}
}
In the present study, we evaluated the antibacterial activity of ashwagandha [Withania somnifera L. Dunal (Solanaceae; root and leaves)], an Indian traditional medicinal plant against pathogenic bacteria. Both aqueous as well as alcoholic extracts of the plant (root as well as leaves) were found to possess strong antibacterial activity against a range of bacteria, as revealed by in vitro Agar Well Diffusion Method. The methanolic extract was further subfractionated using various solvents and… CONTINUE READING
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