Antibacterial Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Datura inoxia

Author's: Firasat Hussain, Muhammad Kalim, Hamid Ali, Taj Ali, Momin Khan, Shiwei Xiao, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Asfa Ashraf
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Article Type: Short Communication     Published: Jul. 31, 2016 Pages: 33-35
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Indigenous plants are valuable and traditionally used against various ailments. These plants are used for the synthesis of numerous drugs. Present work was based on the research conducted on methanolic crude plant extracts of leaves, stem, root and seeds of Datura inoxia. Plant was screened to investigate the antibacterial activities. Antibacterial screening was performed against Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus   spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae and Salmonella typhi by following the agar well diffusion method. Considerable biological activities were exhibited by each methanolic extracts of plant ranging diameter of inhibition zones from 6 mm to 24 mm. It is concluded that plant extracts should be preferred for treatment of various infectious diseases.

Keywords: Drugs, antibacterial, biological activities, agar well diffusion.

To cite this article:  Hussain, F., Kalim, M., Ali, H., Ali, T., Khan, M., Xiao, S., Iqbal, M.N., Ashraf, A., 2016. Antibacterial Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Datura inoxia. PSM Microbiol., 01(1): 33-35.

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