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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIREC06104

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849-852

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“Anti-microbial activity of roots of Rauwolfia serpentina (Apocynaceae) collected from different geographical regions of India”

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2349-5162

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"“Anti-microbial activity of roots of Rauwolfia serpentina (Apocynaceae) collected from different geographical regions of India”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.849-852, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06104.pdf

Abstract

Antimicrobials are the natural killers of micro-organisms that invade them. The main benefits of these agents are their ability to cause selective toxicity on the target without hampering the natural equilibrium. Rauwolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha) is a glabrous perennial undershrub. It is given in many disorders like worm infestation, insomnia, epilepsy, fever, obesity, mental ailments, influence of evil spirit etc. It is reported that the plant also has antimicrobial activity. This article deals with the effect of geographical variation on the anti-microbial property of plant. The roots are collected from different zones of India. The water as well as ethanol extracts were studied against the pathogen Escherichia coli in Mueller-Hinton agar culture media. The results calculated from the inhibition zone revealed that the aqueous extract of five samples of roots of Rauwolfia serpentina shows the highest zone inhibition against the Escherichia coli. The highest zone inhibition is in the sample collected from North region in both ethanolic and aqueous extracts.

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Sarpagandha, Rauwolfia serpentina, Anti-microbial, Escherichia coli

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"“Anti-microbial activity of roots of Rauwolfia serpentina (Apocynaceae) collected from different geographical regions of India”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp849-852, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06104.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREC06104
Registration ID: 232255
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 849-852
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"“Anti-microbial activity of roots of Rauwolfia serpentina (Apocynaceae) collected from different geographical regions of India”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp849-852, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06104.pdf




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