ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY OF TAMARIX DIOCA (L.) LEAVES AND FLOWERS
Journal: Science Heritage Journal | Galeri Warisan Sains (GWS)
Author: Abdurahim Khan, Muhammad Fiaz, Rahmat Ali khan, Jan Baz Khan, Farhad Ullah khan, Zain ul Wahab
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Tamarix dioca (L.) belongs to family Tamaricaceae is traditionally a vital plant used for treatment of various diseases. Efforts were made to investigate the antimicrobial efficiency of T. dioca.There was three concentrations of crude methanolic extracts of 200μg/ml, 100μg/ml and 50 μg/ml were checked against six pathogenic fungi Aspergillus fumigatus, aspergillus flavus, Fusarium solani, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium digitatum and Penicillium tubesulum and six bacterial strains Bacillus subtilis, Enterobactor aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Kliebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi and Staphylococcus aureus. It was noted that Percentage inhibition in the growth of fungi and bacteria was dosage dependent. Terbinafine a standard antifungal drug, 10mg/ml and Cefexime 10mg/ml (antibacterial) were used as a positive control. The results were compared with control and most of the results were found significant. Maximum inhibition was showed by T. dioca against fungal strain A. niger (74%) and bacterial strain K. pneumoniae (48%). It can be use as powerful antimicrobial agent in near fture.