Skip to main content

Antimicrobial properties of some plant extracts against bacteria


Plant extracts obtained fromFeronia limonia (leaves)Xanthium trumarum (flowering twigs) andGlossocardia bosvellia (leaves) were tested for their antimicrobial properties against certain bacterial species Feronia leaf extract was ineffective onBacillus pumilus andX. campestris, Vibrio cholerae was found quite sensitive to this extract The extract ofX strumarium showed an abnormality withV cholerae, where the inhibition exceeded the control with established antibiotics Similarly,G bosvellia caused maximum inhibition inBacillus mycoides

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  • Bhatnagar S., Dixit V.K., Nigam S.S., Verma K.C.: Antimicrobial studies on essential oils ofBlumea lacera andB. laciata.Ind. J. Hosp.Pharm. 14, 1 (1977).

    Google Scholar 

  • Chopra R.N., Nayeb S.L., Chopra I.C.:Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants, p. 113. C.S.I.R., New Delhi 1956.

    Google Scholar 

  • Chopra S., Mehta A., Mehta P., Shrivastawa R., Kharya M.D.: Antibacterial activity ofAzadirichta indica (4. Juss).Bull.Botan.Soc. (University of Saugor) 23/24, 74 (1976–1977).

    Google Scholar 

  • Kalia A. N., Chowdhasy N.C., Chugh I.D., Walia S.K.: Preliminary antimicrobial studies ofEuphorbia.Ind Drugs & Pharm.Ind. 12 (5), 3 (1977).

    Google Scholar 

  • Mehta A., Chopra S., Mehta P., Kharya M.D.: Antimicrobial activity of some essential oils against certain pathogenic bacteria.Bull.Botan.Soc. (University of Saugor) 25/26, 14 (1978 to 1979).

    Google Scholar 

  • Mishra S.N., Chaturbvedi S.C., Dixit V.K.: Antimicrobial activity of essential oils ofPistacia integerrima.Indian Drugs 15 (II), 211 (1978).

    Google Scholar 

  • Vincent I.G., Vincent H.W.: Filter paper disc modification of the Oxford cup penicillin determination.Proc.Soc.Exp.Biol. 55, 162 (1944).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Mehta, P., Chopra, S. & Mehta, A. Antimicrobial properties of some plant extracts against bacteria. Folia Microbiol 28, 467–469 (1983).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: