Journal of Biology and Today's World

Anti-microbial activity and Phytochemical Study of Ethanolic Seed Extract of Abrus Precatorlus linn

Abstract

Author(s): .A Rajani, Saeed Rezaei-Zarchi, Mir Hojatolah Taghavi-Foumani, K Hemamalini, Seyed Alireza Razavi Sheshdeh, SK. Arifa Begum, KVLD. Spandana, Masoud Negahdary,

" Abrus precatorius linn (Fabaceae) is a climbing shrub widely distributed in most of the districts of the country in hedges and among bushes on open lands. The objective of this work is to evaluate Anti-microbial activity of ethanolic extract of red seeds of Abrus precatorius. Ampicillin is used as standard Anti-bacterial agent. The result of this study revealed that ethanolic extract and water extract of red seeds of Abrus precatorius exhibited a good inhibitory action against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa."

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