Anti-bacterial Activity of Extract of Piper nigrum Leaf

Author(s): Kavitha S and Mani P

In South India, extensively grown medicinal plant is Piper nigrum, whose corn is used for various medicinal purposes in traditional herbal medication. In addition to the corn, the leaf also has phytochemical compounds, whose bioactivity has been studied against multi-drug resistant bacterial organisms which affects the persons who are under medication for another disease. The leaf was collected and their compounds were extracted using various solvents and studied their effect against different organisms at different concentrations.

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