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Indian J Med Sci. 2000 Mar;54(3):102-5.

Antibacterial effect of some leaf extracts on Salmonella typhi.

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Department of Botany, JN Vyas University, Jodhpur.


Aqueous and methanol extracts of fresh leaves of twenty desert plants of Rajasthan state were tested for their antibacterial activity against human pathogenic bacteria Salmonella typhi, causal organism of typhoid fever in human beings. 10% concentrate extracts of leaves of various plant species were used for testing antibacterial potential. Five plant species were found to have inhibitory effect against the organism. Fagonia cretica leaf extracts were found most effective against Salmonella typhi.

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