Evaluation of Antibacterial activity of Momordica Charantia

  • Deepak Birla Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute
Keywords: Momordica Charantia, Antibacterial activity


Momordica Charantia is the widely consumed fruit in India. The seeds, fruit, leaves, and root of the plant have been used in traditional medicine for microbial infections, sluggish digestion and intestinal gas, menstrual stimulation, wound healing, inflammation, fever reduction, hypertension and have many significant other medicinal effects. Various phytochemicals present in leaves are extracted using soxhelt apparatus with different solvents. The aim of the study is to assess the antibacterial activity and to determine the zone of inhibition of extracts on some bacterial strains. The antibacterial activity was checked against different human pathogens. The antibacterial activity was determined in the extracts using Disc diffusion method. The present study discusses antibacterial activity of Momordica Charantia extracts. Antibacterial activity was tested against (Pseudomonas aureogenosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, Shigella flexineri, Bacillus substilis & E.Coli.). The results showed that the remarkable inhibition of the bacterial growth was shown against the tested organisms.

Author Biography

Deepak Birla, Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute

Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute,
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India


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How to Cite
Birla, D. 2016. Evaluation of Antibacterial activity of Momordica Charantia. PharmaTutor. 4, 11 (Nov. 2016), 37-40.

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