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pnr. 2011; 2(2): 107-109


Absence of antimicrobial activity in alcoholic extract of Santalum album Linn

Vaishali Patil, GP Vadnere, Neeraj Patel.


Abstract

Objective: The objective of the present study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of seed of Santalum album Linn. (Family: Santalaceae) in various microbial strains. Materials and Methods: The effects of ethanolic extract of seed of S. album were analyzed in different microorganisms at a concentration of 5 mg/ml per disk. Results: The result indicated that the ethanolic extract of seed of S. album did not show any zone of inhibition against the tested microorganisms. Conclusion: The ethanolic extract of seed of S. album has no significant antimicrobial activity.

Key words: Dimethyl sulfoxide, disk diffusion, microorganism, Santalum album Linn., seed






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