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Fitoterapia. 2006 Jan;77(1):47-9. Epub 2005 Dec 1.

Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Cleome viscosa and Gmelina asiatica.

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  • 1Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Vishnupur, Bhimavaram , 534 202 A.P., India.


The ethanolic extracts of the leaves and flowers of Cleome viscosa and roots of Gmelina asiatica were tested for antimicrobial activity. The two plants exhibited a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, particularly significative against Escherichia coli , Proteus vulgaris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The leaf extract of C. viscosa showed moderate activity against pathogenic fungi.

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