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The Biobrio 8(3 & 4), 2021

Antibacterial activity of plant parts of Butea monosperma

Ashok Kumar Nag, Aparna Sinha & Shweta Nag


Since ancient times, plants have been source of medicines as they are a reservoir of chemical
agents with therapeutic properties. All parts of the plant, from root to fruit, consisting of a
multitude of secondary metabolites which impart an unprecedented variety of medicinal uses
to the plant. Studies have shown the presence of different phytochemical constituents in
botanical sample responsible for the antimicrobial activity. The antibacterial activity was
examined form the leaf and flower of Butea monosperma. Sample was collected and its crude
extract was obtained by using methanal, acetone and water as the extraction solvent. These
extract were tested against some pathogenic microorganisms like Staphylococcus aureus and
Bacillus subtilis. The extract of Butea monosperma showed antibacterial activity against
Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis.

Keywords:    Antibacterial activity, Plant extract, Butea monosperma

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