Bioefficacy of Luffa acutangula Var. Amara For antimicrobial activities

Hara Prasad Sahoo, Prakash Kumar Sarangi, Mahasweta Das*, Bhabjit Pattnaik


Work has been conducted for evaluating the efficacy of Luffa acutangula var. amara seed oil and meal for antimicrobial activities by modified cup-plate method.  The antibacterial activity of extracts was evaluated against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus fecalis. The antifungal activity of extracted oil and powder was evaluated against Candida albicans, Trichophyton rubrum, and Microsporum canis. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and zone of inhibition were calculated for both extracts. The oil extract with highest MIC resulted to play better antimicrobial activity than the meal.


Minimal Inhibitory Concentration; Efficacy; Antibacterial Activity; Zone Of Inhibition

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