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Haemagglutination and Antibacterial activities of Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze

By: Arshad Farid, Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin, Fazal Haq, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Shafiullah Khan

Key Words: Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze, Haemagglutination, Antibacterial activities, MIC.

Int. J. Biosci. 11(4), 35-40, October 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.4.35-40

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Abstract

According to literature review there is little or no such reference is available on proposed study. Moreover, the indigenous knowledge on medicinal properties of this plant is not documented so in the current studies, antibacterial activity of crude methanolic extract and its fractions of Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze was assessed against seven pathogenic bacterial strains using agar well diffusion method and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was noticed after recording the zone of inhibitions. Crude methanolic extract and its fractions were also investigated for haemagglutination activity. Moderate, weak and no haemagglutination activity was observed against human red blood cells (RBCs) of blood groups by crude methanolic extract and fractions at various dilutions. Of the seven strains studied the widest zone of inhibition (75%) was showed by n-hexane fraction against B. cereus while crude methanolic extract, CHCl3, EtOAc and aqueous fractions were also noticed as equally active against all pathogens. The result got from the study of antibacterial activity clearly suggest that the crude methanolic extract and its fractions of S. urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze possess potent antibacterial activity and consequently can leads to antibiotics production.

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Haemagglutination and Antibacterial activities of Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze

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Arshad Farid, Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin, Fazal Haq, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Shafiullah Khan.
Haemagglutination and Antibacterial activities of Strobilanthes urticifolia Wall. ex Kuntze.
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