EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF ACETONE MACE EXTRACT (Myristicafragrans Houtt)

Authors

Gayathri R
Research and Development Center, Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu, India.

V. Anuradha
Mohammed Sathak College, Sholinganallur, Medavakkam Main Road, Chennai, India.

Abstract

Antimicrobial activity of acetone mace extract was investigated against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, using agar disc diffusion technique. Acetone mace extract was potentially effective with variable efficiency against the tested bacterial strains. Acetone mace extract can be used as natural alternative antibacterial agent against synthetic antimicrobial drug.