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Evaluation of in Vitro antibacterial activity of Caralluma lasiantha for scientific validation of indian traditional medicine

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Published Article
Journal
Cogent Chemistry
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2017
Volume
3
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/23312009.2017.1374821
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MyScienceWork
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Abstract

Caralluma lasiantha is used as a traditional medicine in India to heal body heat and inflammations. In order to find out a scientific validation for the Indian traditional knowledge, antibacterial activity of Caralluma lasiantha extracts was studied against inflammation causing bacteria (viz., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus sp., Bacillus subtilis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumonia) along with other Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Solvents with different polarity were used for extraction from dry roots and stems. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were also studied. Differential antibacterial activity was exhibited by extracts and higher inhibition potential against Gram-positive bacteria was explained. The observed antibacterial activities were correlated with the chemical structures of phytochemicals present in Caralluma lasiantha. Anti-inflammation activities are related to Caralluma lasiantha extracts through their antibacterial activities.

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