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Antibacterial properties of leaf extracts of Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze, a rare ethno-medicinal plant of Manipur, India

  title={Antibacterial properties of leaf extracts of Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze, a rare ethno-medicinal plant of Manipur, India},
  author={Rubani Shahni and Pratap Jyoti Handique},
In the present study a rare ethno-medicinal plant species Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze. (‘Kum’ in Manipuri) was tested for its antimicrobial properties. Leaf extracts in various solvents namely ethanol, methanol, acetone and petroleum ether was tested against five bacterial pathogens. The extracts showed variable antibacterial efficacy. The maximum antimicrobial activity was noted in the methanol extract against Staphylococcus aureus followed by Bacillus subtilis, Enterobacter aerogenes… 

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