International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

Study on the Effectiveness of Murraya Koenigii as an Antimicrobial Agent

Harshita Sisodia | Pravina Rathore

Abstract: The Murraya Koenigii plant, also known as the Curry leaf plant, is highly valued for its medicinal properties and bioactive compounds. Its various parts, such as the roots, leaves, stems, barks, fruits, and seeds, have been traditionally used to combat infections and strengthen the human system. The leaves of the plant are particularly popular for their aroma and are used as a flavoring agent in curries. This study assessed the in-vitro antimicrobial efficacy of leaf extracts of Murraya Koenigii against bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus and fungal pathogen Alternaria solani using the Agar well diffusion method. The results showed that the acetone extract of the plant's leaves was more effective than aqueous extract. The acetone leaf extracts exhibited the highest inhibitory activity, with a minimum inhibitory concentration value of 0.2mg/ml for both fungal and bacterial pathogens, while the aqueous leaf extracts showed a MIC value of 0.8mg/ml for S. aureus and 0.2mg/ml for A. solani. The study suggests that the Murraya Koenigii plant extracts are a natural source of bioactive compounds that could be used as potent antimicrobial drugs to combat the emerging problem of pathogenic microorganisms' antibiotic resistance.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, Alternaria solani

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 248 - 251

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