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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 7, Issue 4: December 2018
Page (s) : 286-290
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 29-Dec-2018
Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Various Extracts of Viola odorata L.
Lubna Aslam, Ramanjeet Kaur, Nisha Kapoor, Ritu Mahajan*
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Viola odorata L. is an important medicinal plant with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancerous activities. The present study was carried out to evaluate the antimicrobial potential of acetone, ethanol, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts of V. odorata against five bacterial strains (Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli) by the agar diffusion method and two fungal strains (Bipolaris specifera and Fusarium solani) by poisoned food technique. The results revealed that the ethanol extract was the most effective against the tested pathogens and thus V. odorata can be used as a potential source for the development of drugs.

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Aslam L., Kaur R., Kapoor N. and Mahajan R. (2018). Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of various extracts of Viola odorata L. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 7(4): 286-290
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