Euphorbia hirta has been widely used by Tribal as traditional medicine in a treatment against infectious pathogens. E. hirtaLinn. is a perennial. diffusion method was used to determine the antibacterial activity on gram negative: Euphorbia hirta plant displayed an excellent antibacterial activity against K. The antibacterial and antifungal effect of Euphorbia hirta was evaluated against a panel of bacteria (Escherichia coli, Psueudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella.

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Table 3 Antifungal activity of flavonoids of Euphorbia hirta by disc diffusion assay. AI for each extract was calculated [ Table 2 ]. Larvicidal activity of some Euphorbiaceae plant extracts against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus Diptera: Three spots retention factor Rf 0.

In Nigeria, extracts or exudates of the plant are used as ear drops and in the treatment of boils, sore, and promoting wound healing.

Results of the present investigation indicate that E. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

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Colombo ML, Bosisio E. Disc diffusion assay was performed for antimicrobial screening. Antimicrobial activity of flavonoids free and bound of Euphorbia hirta L. Subramanian SS, Nagarjan S. Sterile filters paper discs Whatman no.

The potential for developing antimicrobials from higher plants appears rewarding as it will lead to the actiity of phytomedicine to act against microbes.

Out of fungi; A. Antibacterial activity and toxicological potentials of crude ethanolic extracts of E. Extract discs were then placed on the seeded agar plates. Perspectives on New Crops and New Uses. Preparative TLC of the bound flavonoids from stem of E.

The present investigation evaluates the antibacterial and antifungal effects of free and bound flavonoids of E. Gram positive bacteria S. Euphorbia hirta belonging to family Euphorbiaceae is a medicinal, rhizomatous herb distributed in southern Western Ghats of India and northern east coast of Tamil Nadu.

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The potential of aqueous and acetone extracts of galls of Quercus infectoria as antibacterial agents. Such studies could only indicate their antimicrobial potential, but are not helpful in establishing them as an antibiotic.

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Antimicrobial potency of flavonoids free and bound of E. Authors are thankful to the Head of Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan for providing all necessary facilities for present work. Screening of the plant under investigation E. Continued further exploration of plant-derived antimicrobials is need of the day.

Table 6 Quantity and total activity of free and bound antimiicrobial of Euphorbia hirta. The sample specimen with No.

Phytochemical study and screening for antimicrobial activity of flavonoids of Euphorbia hirta

Rf values of spots of flavonoid extract obtained xctivity TLC solvent system benzene: Antimicrobial activity of selected Peruvian medicinal plants. Euphorbia hirtaflavonoid, kaempferol, minimum inhibitory concentration, quercetin, total activity. Excellent activity was shown by free and bound flavonoids of roots of E. New antimicrobials of plant origin. Free flavonoids of stem showed bioactivity against P. Free and bound flavonoids from root, stem leaf, and fruits of E.