Euphorbia hirta has been widely used by Tribal as traditional medicine in a treatment against infectious pathogens. E. hirtaLinn. is a perennial. diffusion method was used to determine the antibacterial activity on gram negative: Euphorbia hirta plant displayed an excellent antibacterial activity against K. The antibacterial and antifungal effect of Euphorbia hirta was evaluated against a panel of bacteria (Escherichia coli, Psueudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella.

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Niger J Nat Prod Med.

Phytochemical study and screening for antimicrobial activity of flavonoids of Euphorbia hirta

Each filtrate was reextracted successively with petroleum ether girta Iethyl ether fraction IIand ethyl acetate fraction III using separating funnel. Free and bound flavonoids from root, stem leaf, and fruits of E. Excellent activity was shown by free and bound flavonoids of roots of E. Out of fungi; A. Eight pathogenic microorganisms in total, including four bacteria, viz.

The turbidity of the wells in the microtiter plate was interpreted as visible growth of microorganisms. Free flavonoids of stem showed bioactivity against P.


Screening of the plant under investigation E. J Med Plant Res. Assessment of bioactivity of Indian medicinal plants using Brine Shrimp Artemia salina lethality assay.

AI for each extract was calculated [ Table 2 ]. In all test microbes most susceptible organism in ejphorbia investigation was C. The growth of fungi A. In the current investigation E. Gram positive bacteria S.

Flavonoids of the seeds of Crotolaria retusa and Ctotolaria striata. Preliminary screening of some traditional zulu medicinal plants for anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities. Plant parts were separately shade dried and finely powdered using a mixer. The sample specimen with No.

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Plant-based antimicrobials have enormous therapeutic potential as they can serve the purpose of synthetic antimicrobials. TA is the volume at which the test extract can be diluted with the ability to kill the microorganisms. Euphorbia hirta belonging to family Euphorbiaceae is a medicinal, rhizomatous herb distributed in southern Western Ghats of India and northern east coast of Tamil Nadu.

Bacterial and fungal suspensions were used as negative control, while broth containing ot drug was used as positive control. The medicinal plants kf Mauritius. Continued further exploration of plant-derived antimicrobials is need of the day. Medicinal Plants in East Africa.


The potential of aqueous and acetone extracts of galls of Quercus infectoria as antibacterial agents. Different parts root, stem, leaf, and fruits of E.

Traditional medicine practice amongst the igede people of Nigeria. Antimicrobial activity of flavonoids free and bound of Euphorbia hirta L. Antibacterial activity and toxicological potentials of crude ethanolic extracts of E. Antibacterial activity of traditional Australian medicinal plants.

Extraction procedure Plant parts were separately shade dried and finely powdered using a mixer. BSAC standardized disc susceptibility testing method. Pharmacognostical and antibacterial studies of leaf extracts of Euphorbia hirta L. Antimicrobial activities and toxicological potentials of crude ethanolic extracts of Euphorbia hirta.

Most of the extracts of E. These plates were developed in an organic solvent mixture of benzene, acetic acid, and water Table 2 Antibacterial activity of flavonoids of Euphorbia hirta by disc diffusion assay.