Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts of Houttuynia cordata and Centella asiatica on some human gut microflora

  • Madhusmita Bhagawati
  • Hazarika N K
  • Rajeev Sarmah
Keywords: Plant Extracts, Inhibition zone, Pathogens and Non-pathogens

Abstract

C. asiatica and H. cordata plants are used as vegetable since time immemorable by the people of Assam. These are also consumed for their medicinal values. Plenty of information on the action of the plants extract on the pathogens are available, but could not retrieve any information on the non-pathogens of human guts. Therefore, an attempt has been made to find action of the extracts on  few of the non-pathogens of human guts. The study shows that none of the plant extracts inhibit Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus mesentricus, and Lactobacillus sp, whereas a minimum inhibition were recorded in case of pathogens Escherchia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Shigella dysenteriae.

Author Biographies

Madhusmita Bhagawati

PhD scholar, Department of Microbiology, Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Science, Guwahati.

Hazarika N K

Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Science, Guwahati. 

Rajeev Sarmah

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Assam Down Town University. Guwahati.

Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
Bhagawati, M., K, H., & Sarmah, R. (2021). Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts of Houttuynia cordata and Centella asiatica on some human gut microflora. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(1), 94-101. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i1.1729
Section
Research Articles