Antibacterial activity of Crotalaria pallida Aiton. (Fabaceae)

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R. Kiruthiga
R. Rakkimuthu
K. M. Aravinthan


Crotalaria pallida Aiton. Fabaceae has been used for the treatment of various diseases like. The aim of the present study is to assess antibacterial activity of methanolic leaves extract of Crotalaria pallida Aiton. Escherichia coli and Klebsilla pneumonieae showed maximum susceptibility 19±1 and 18.66±0.57 at 25 mg/ml concentration respectively while Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus sp. and Staphylococcus aureus showed less susceptibility 11±1, 11.33±1.5 and 15±1 at 25 mg/ml concentration respectively. Overall results have proved that C. pallida leaves posses significant antibacterial activity.

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Kiruthiga R, Rakkimuthu R, Aravinthan K. Antibacterial activity of Crotalaria pallida Aiton. (Fabaceae). IJPBR [Internet]. 31Mar.2014 [cited 23Oct.2020];2(01):82-5. Available from:
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