45. Antibacterial and antifungal prospective of cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit Linn)

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Kushnood Ur Rehman Muhammad Hamayun Gulzad Ahmad Samad Khan Sayyar Muhammad Rani Gul Tabassum Yaseen


The study established out to find the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial action of Ipomoea quamoclit. We focus on the study to find fractions, which are active against bacterial and fungal species. The fractions aqueous, chloroform, n-hexane, methanolic extract and ethyl acetate was obtained and were tested against the selected four fungal and four bacterial species which are very common in different hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The n-hexane fractions inhibit the growth of bacterial strains (46-48%) which was the highest inhibition zone and the lowest activity shown by crude methanolic extracts (38-44%) against all the selected bacterial strains. However, in ant-fungal activity, the highest activity shown by crude methanolic extracts (35-65%) against the four selected fungal species and lowest activity displayed by the aqueous fractions. The other fractions also shown some moderate activity but were significant.

Keywords: Antibacterial; Antifungal; Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit Linn); Inhibition



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