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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Preliminary antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Leucas aspera root. The activity may be due to their hydrophobic action which is responsible for the breakage of leuacs bilayer of the cell membrane, leading to losing its permeability and a subsequent leakage of fo cell contents In addition, this study also evaluated the antibacterial activity of different parts of L. The leaf extracts are applied to the bites of serpents, poisonous insects, and scorpion sting.

J Plant Taxono ; Nevertheless, data obtained from the results are, in general agreement with other authors 15, 16, Highest activity was recorded against penicillin by the methanol extract of Leucas zeylanica with zone of inhibition of 10mm which is nearer to control where the control clotrimazele showed an inhibition zone of Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Drug discovery from medicinal plants. Antifungal activity of Leucas sp. Diterpenes from Leucas aspera inhibiting prostaglandin-induced contractions.

Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different parts of Leucas aspera

However, the anntimicrobial extract did not exhibit any activity against S. 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.


On the other hand, methanol negative control did not exhibit any effect on all the tested microorganisms. It is used as an insecticide and indicated in traditional medicines for coughs, cold, painful swelling and chronic skin eruption.

O and Navarro D. The results showed that L. The increase in resistance of microorganisms encouraged scientists to search for new antimicrobial agents from plants. The toxicity effect of L. On the other hand Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium sp.

Inactivation of antibiotics and the dissemination of resistance genes. Ethanobotanical Leaflets, 13, This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Antimicrobial activity of Nigella sativa Linn. The aim of this study was to explicate antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities of Leucas aspera flowers.

Anti-inflammatory activity of Heliotropium indicum Linn and Leucas aspera Spreng in albino rats. The Muston Company; World Bank Technical Paper. Interest in plants with antimicrobial properties increased because of current problems associated with the antibiotics 23, Natural products as sources of new drugs over the period The filtrate was then further concentrated using rotary evaporator. The inoculum was added until the turbidity was equal to 0.

The medicinal properties of plant species have made an outstanding contribution to the origin and evolution of many traditional herbal therapies.

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Abstract Print this article Indexing metadata. From the case it is evident that all the studied pathogens were abtimicrobial to be susceptible to methanol extract of Leucas aspera while only some pathogens were susceptible to Leucas zeylanica.


In the present study the leaves and root extracts of Leucas aspera were investigated for invitro antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis.

Antibacterial activity results of methanol extracts of the different parts of L. How to cite item. A sterile swab was used to spread fungal culture evenly over the medium. After the 24 h hatching period, active larvae were attracted to one side in a glass Petri dish by using a micropipette. Herbarium has been deposited in the departmental herbarium. Collection of plant material: The Flora of British India.

Triplicate measurement was carried out. The IC 50 value of root sample was 6. At a higher concentration, these extracts may exhibit more significant free radical scavenging activity. Antimicrobial effects of finnish plant extracts containing flavonoids and other phenolic compounds.

Int J Pharm Pharm Sci ;8: Skip to main content. Then, the segregated parts were cut into small size and sun dried for 1 week. The results observed at 12 h and 24 h indicated that the brine shrimp sensitivity to root extract was dose dependent.

Experiments were conducted along with control, in a set of three tubes per dose.

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