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Antibacterial activity of stem extracts of Ocimum basilicum

V.Bharathi1, A. Shanmuga priya2 and S.Janathul Firdous 2

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Ocimum basilicum (common basil) is member of the family Lamiaceae. The extracts of Ocimum basilicum have been reported to various pharmacological effects such as mosquito repellant activity, hepatoprotectiv, effect on liver antioxidant system, immunomodulatory effect, wound healing activity and antiprotozoal effects .The chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts of Ocimum basilicum was used for the present study. Disc Diffusion method, Streak plate method and Agar Well Diffusion methods were used in this study. It has been observed that Staphylococcus aureus showed highest inhibition zone in disc diffusion method, while klebsiella pnumonia have significant activity in streak and agar well diffusion methods. Escheria coli showed moderate activity in ethyl acetate extract.