The aqueous and ethanolic extracts from the leaves of Aegle marmelos traditionally used in Indian system of Medicines were screened against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis by using disc diffusion test technique. Bacillus subtilis exhibit about 22mm inhibition zone were considered resistant. The zone of inhibition of the extract was compared with the standard antibiotics such as Penicillin. The study suggests that the plant is promising development of phytomedicine for antimicrobial properties.
Venkatesan, D.; Karunakaran, M.; Kumar, S. Selva; Palaniswamy, P. T.; and Ramesh, G.
"Antimicrobial Activity of Aegle marmelos Against Pathogenic Organism Compared with Control Drug,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
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