Both the extracts exhibited a significant antibacterial activity against all the screened microorganisms. Key words: Leucas aspera, Antibacterial activity. Leucas aspera, Leucas zeylanica, antifungal, dermatophytes. RESULTS: Antifungal activity of Leucas sp. against Dermatophytes. Objective: The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers. Methods: Antibacterial activity was.

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There is currently a large and ever expanding global population base that prefers the use of natural products in treating and preventing medical problems because herbal plants have proved to have a rich resource of medicinal properties Das et al. The present finding suggests that the methanol root extract of L. Erasto P, Bojase-Moleta R. Nitric oxide scavenging assay and free radical scavenging assay were used for the antioxidant activity.

The IC 50 value of root sample was 6.

Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera

The extracts were filtered. Therefore, it is vital to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of L. Its chloroform and ether extracts possess antifungal activity [12]. Tepescohite arch Invest Mex. Skip to main content. The difference of the result may be due to the different solvent used for the extraction and also the fact of using whole plant and part of the plant.

High reduction of DPPH is related to the high scavenging activity performed by particular sample.


Acetone extracts of Leycas aspera roots showed excellent antibacterial activity against the tested bacterial strains. Conflict of interest statement: The results of this study support the use of Leucas aspera and Leucas zeylanica in traditional Indian medicine and show that methanolic leaf extract of these plants can be used as an easily accessible source of natural antifungal agent and can asperw of assistance in some dermatological problems.

In this study, agar well diffusion method was used to determine the susceptibilities of dermatophytes to methanol extracts of both the plants.

On the other hand Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium sp.

Methanol atcivity extract of Leucas aspera. Overall reports suggest that this antimicrobial mechanism involves damage of membrane and our results further authenticate that phytochemicals extracts of medicinal plants compromises the structural and functional integrity of cytoplasmic membranes.

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Afr J Biotechnol ;7: Though adequate evaluation lacks regarding its pharmacological activity Antimicrobial screening by disk diffusion technique The antimicrobial activity of the plant extracts root, flower, leaf and stem was determined by disk diffusion technique [15]. Further studies might aim at the isolation and identification of active substances from the active plant extracts which could also disclose compounds with better therapeutic value. The experiment was conducted in triplicates.

Antifungal effects of Melaleuca alterniflia tea tree oil and its components on Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Inactivation of antibiotics and the dissemination of resistance genes. A well of 10mm diameter was made using a sterile cork borer.


This revival of interest in plant-derived drugs is mainly due to the current widespread belief that green medicine is safe and more dependable than the costly synthetic drug, many of which may have adverse side effects [2]. In this study, the mean zone of inhibition produced by the commercial antibiotic, chloramphenicol, was larger than those produced by all methanol extracts.

Potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial evaluation of extracts of Leucas aspera using in vitro models. Article Tools Print this article. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed.

Figure 2 was obtained by plotting a graph of percentage scavenging against the log concentration of the root samples. In vitro antifungal activity of methanol extracts of some Indian medicinal plants against pathogenic yeast and moulds.

Determination of in vitro antioxidant activity of fennel Foeniculum vulgare seed extract.

How to cite item. Bacillus cereus was exhibited more by acetone extract 25mm when compared to Klebsiella pneumoniae,Staphylococcus aureus,Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter faecalis.

Biological effects of essential oils- review. Dried plant powdered of this plant is applied in lejcas of scabies and flower is used to cure cough.

After the 24 h hatching period, active larvae were attracted to one side in a glass Petri dish by using a micropipette.