Antimicrobial activity of Hedychium spicatum.

@article{Bisht2006AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activity of Hedychium spicatum.},
  author={Gajraj Singh Bisht and Avijit Kumar Awasthi and Tapan N Dhole},
  journal={Fitoterapia},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          240-2
        }
}
Extracts from rhizomes of Hedychium spicatum were tested for their antibacterial and antifungal activity. Essential oil, petroleum ether and chloroform extracts showed inhibitory activity against Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacterial cultures, including a strain of methicillin and vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and fungal cultures. 
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