Evaluation of antimicrobial and analgesic activities of Aporosa lindleyana (euphorbiaceae) bark extract

Lingadahalli P. Srikrishna, Hosadu M. Vagdevi, Basavanakote M. Basavaraja, Vijayavittala P. Vaidya

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Th e present study was designed to evaluate the antimicrobial and analgesic activities of pet ether, chloroform, methanol and water extracts of the bark of Aporosa lindleyana plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family. Antibacterial activity has been carried out using cup-plate method and reported in millimeters. All the extracts showed moderate to very good activity against bacteria Bacillus subtilus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia and compared with the standard drug Tetracycline. Antifungal activity has been studied on the organisms such as Pencilleum chrysozenous, Candida albicans, Aspergilus niger and Trichoderma vridar and compared with the standard drug Fluconazole. Analgesic activity has been carried out on Swiss albino male mice by abdominal constriction method. All the extracts showed moderate analgesic activity.
Key words: Aporosa lindleyana, antimicrobial activity, analgesic activity, euphorbiaceae

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