Antibacterial Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Datura inoxia

  • Firasat Hussain Key Laboratory of Microbial Diversity in Southwest China, Ministry of Education, Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, PR China.
  • Muhammad Kalim Department of Microbiology Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan.
  • Hamid Ali Department of Microbiology Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan.
  • Taj Ali Key Laboratory of Microbial Diversity in Southwest China, Ministry of Education, Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, PR China.
  • Momin Khan Key Laboratory of Microbial Diversity in Southwest China, Ministry of Education, Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, PR China.
  • Shiwei Xiao The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.
  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
Keywords: Drugs, antibacterial, biological activities, agar well diffusion.

Abstract

Indigenous plants are valuable and traditionally used against various ailments. These plants are used for the synthesis of numerous drugs. Present work was based on the research conducted on methanolic crude plant extracts of leaves, stem, root and seeds of Datura inoxia. Plant was screened to investigate the antibacterial activities. Antibacterial screening was performed against Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus   spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae and Salmonella typhi by following the agar well diffusion method. Considerable biological activities were exhibited by each methanolic extracts of plant ranging diameter of inhibition zones from 6 mm to 24 mm. It is concluded that plant extracts should be preferred for treatment of various infectious diseases.

Published
2016-07-18
How to Cite
Hussain, F., Kalim, M., Ali, H., Ali, T., Khan, M., Xiao, S., Iqbal, M. N., & Ashraf, A. (2016). Antibacterial Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Datura inoxia. PSM Microbiology, 1(1), 33-35. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/microbiol/article/view/98
Section
Short Communications