Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 226--229

In vitro antimicrobial activity of methanolic leaf extract of Psidium guajava L.


Anju Dhiman1, Arun Nanda1, Sayeed Ahmad2, B Narasimhan1 
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anju Dhiman
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana
India

Aim: This study was designed to examine the chemical composition and in vitro antimicrobial potential of methanolic extract of Psidium guajava Linn (Myrtaceae). Materials and Methods: The inhibitory effect of methanolic extract of P. guajava was tested against three bacterial and two fungal strains by using the paper disc diffusion method. Results: The methanolic extract exhibited antibacterial activity against E. coli with minimum inhibitory concentration, 0.78 μg/ml, minimum bactericidal concentration of 50 μg/ml, and appreciable antifungal activity with minimum inhibitory concentration of 12.5 μg/ml. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of methanolic extract revealed the presence of antimicrobial compounds such as flavonoids, steroids, and tannins, which may contribute for the antimicrobial action of P. guajava. Conclusion: The extract was found to be bacteriostatic and fungistatic in action.


How to cite this article:
Dhiman A, Nanda A, Ahmad S, Narasimhan B. In vitro antimicrobial activity of methanolic leaf extract of Psidium guajava L. J Pharm Bioall Sci 2011;3:226-229


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Dhiman A, Nanda A, Ahmad S, Narasimhan B. In vitro antimicrobial activity of methanolic leaf extract of Psidium guajava L. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];3:226-229
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