Evaluation of In-vitro Anti-bacterial Activity of Ficus Bengalensis Shoot Tips Extract

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the antibacterial potential of ethanolic extract of Ficus bengalensis (Family: Moraceae) by invitro assay method using agar diffusion method.. Ethanolic shoot tips extract of F.bengalensis at doses of 150mg/ml and 300mg/ml exhibited significant antimicrobial activity and gentamycin as reference standard at the concentration of 25μg/ml .The observed activity may be due to the presence of phytochemicals like glycosides, tannins, flavanoids, ketones,sterols,oentacyclic triterpenes and triterpenoids present in plant extract.

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@inproceedings{Ravishankar2012EvaluationOI, title={Evaluation of In-vitro Anti-bacterial Activity of Ficus Bengalensis Shoot Tips Extract}, author={Krishnamurthy Ravishankar and Udaya Sree and Sri Sathya Sai}, year={2012} }