In vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of methanolic and aqueous extract of mucuna pruriens seed

Amita Shobha Rao, K. L. Shobha, Preethi Lavina Concessao, S. Gowrish Rao, R. Pai K. Sreedhara

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Abstract

The present investigation was to find out efficacy of Mucuna pruriens (M. pruriens) seeds. The antimicrobial activity of methanol and aqueous extract of M. pruriens seeds was determined by well diffusion method with ATCC strains of gram positive and gram negative bacteria clinical strains of multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae, and clinical strains of Candida albicans. It was observed that both the aqueous and the methanol extract of M. pruriens seeds had antibacterial activity against all the ATCC bacterial strains. The MDR strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae was resistant to both aqueous and methanol extract of M. pruriens seed. Antifungal activity against Candida albicans was exhibited by both aqueous and methanol extracts of M. pruriens seed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4212-4214
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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