Uzma Bathool, Naziya Habeeb M.
Abstract: - The present review focussed on the bactericidal effect of Tridax procumbens L. against water borne bacterial pathogens. The bacterial species used in the present review were Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhimurium and Klebsiella pneumoniae, which cause serious diseases like Diarrhoea, Cholera, Salmonellosis, Pneumonia, etc. Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute recommended broth microdilution method, was used in this study for assessing the antibacterial efficacy of the plant extract. Results depicted were reviewed in the form of IC50 (mg/ml) and MIC (mg/ml) values. On the basis of this review it can be interpreted that Tridax procumbens L. proved to be a very potential source of antibacterial agent against some water borne bacterial diseases.
Keywords: Tridax plants, antibacterial susceptibility, diarrhoea, microdilution, pathogens