Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003378
Title: Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagus racemosus extract – An in vitro study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: In Ayurveda, Asparagus racemosus is an amazing herb known as the “Queen of Herbs” because it promotes love and devotion. Shatavari is the main Ayurvedic rejuvenative tonic for the female, as is Withania for the male. This herb is highly effective in problems related with female reproductive system. A. racemosus is a well-known Ayurvedic rasayana which prevent aging, increase longevity, impart immunity, improve mental function, vigor, and add vitality to the body and it is also used in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, tumors, inflammation, neuropathy, and hepatopathy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Allium cepa against bacteria causing enteric infection. Materials and Methods: The screening of antibacterial activity of extracts was carried out using the disc diffusion method. The culture plates were allowed to stand on the working bench for 30 min for pre-diffusion and were then incubated in upright position at 37°C for 24 h. Standard antibiotic discs gentamycin (30 mcg/disc) were used as positive control. Results: The extracts at different concentrations exhibited antibacterial activity against the bacterial strains tested. The extract was more effective against Lactobacillus acidophilus with a zone of inhibition of 16 mm diameter (at conc. of 400 mg/ml) and with Streptococcus mutans, the zone of inhibition was found to be 15.8 mm (at conc. of 400 mg/ml). Conclusion: We conclude that the extracts of A. racemosus can be used as antimicrobial agent.

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    S. Kalai Vani 1 , Girija Sivakumar2 , R. V. Geetha3 *, V. Vishnu Priya4

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Priyadarshini Dental College, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 

    2 Department of Anatomy, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    4 Department of Biochemistry,Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. V. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Kalai Vani 1 , Girija Sivakumar2 , R. V. Geetha3 *, V. Vishnu Priya4

    Title:Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagus racemosus extract – An in vitro study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (971-973)
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    Methodology:Disc diffusion technique, antibacterial activity
    Research Materials: Asparagus racemosus

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Asparagus racemosus Disc diffusion technique Lactobacillus acidophilus Streptococcus mutans

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