S. Das, Antibacterial (Bacillus Subtilis and Escherichia Coli) & Antifungal Activity (Candida Albicans) Of Ethanolic Extracts From Mentha Piperita, ASIO Journal of Microbiology, Food Science & Biotechnological Innovations (ASIO-JMFSBI), 2015, 1(1): 31-33.
ARTICLE TYPE: RESEARCH
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Ethanolic extracts of whole plants of Mentha piperita was collected from various regions of Kolkata, West Bengal and this extracts was further assayed for the in vitro antibacterial activity against one Gram-positive (B. Subtilis) and one Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli), using agar dilution methods. At the same time anti fungal activity of Candida albicans was determined, using both agar dilution and disc-diffusion methods. The minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) of the M. piperita, extracts was 5 mg/mL for all the microorganisms tested. The results proved that the ethanolic extract of Mentha piperita L. showed anti fungal activity against the strains Candida albicans. Mentha piperita existing considerable antimicrobial activity against the strains B. subtilis, E. coli and C. albicans.
Key words: Antimicrobial activity, whole plants, plant extracts, MIC.
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