Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts from various Plant Parts of Vitex negundo

  • Milin K. Agrawal Assitant Prof., Division of Microbiology, Dept. of Botany, St. Mary's P. G. College, Vidisha, M. P., India
Keywords: Antimicrobial, Vitex negundo, E. coli, S. aureus, S. pyogenes, Candida albicans.


This paper describes the comparative study of the antimicrobial properties of the crude extracts of various plant parts i. e. roots, stems and leaves of Vitex negundo against some pathogenic microbes i.e. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Candida albicans.

            In case of the Roots, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract were found out to be most effective at all the concentrations used with maximum ZOI (Zone Of Inhibition) whereas chloroform extract was found out to be least effective at all the concentrations used with minimum ZOI, in case of the Stems, ethanolic extract was found to be most effective at all the concentrations used with maximum ZOI whereas benzene and petroleum ether extract gave minimum ZOI. Similarly, In case of Leaves, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract at all the concentrations gave the maximum ZOI whereas benzene, petroleum ether and chloroform extracts gave the minimum ZOI.

            MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) was also conducted out of some extracts, which showed the maximum and minimum inhibitory of the above experiment.

Author Biography

Milin K. Agrawal, Assitant Prof., Division of Microbiology, Dept. of Botany, St. Mary's P. G. College, Vidisha, M. P., India
Assitant Prof.,
Division of Microbiology,
Dept. of Botany,
St. Mary's P. G. College,
Vidisha, M. P., India


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