Physico-Chemical, Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Ailanthus Excelsa LeavesAuthor(s): Pramila Ghumare, D. B. Jirekar, Mazahar Farooqui and S. D. Naikwade
In the present investigation, Ailanthus excelsa Roxb plants were collected from Beed district, which is used widely as traditional medicine in treatment. The study was carried out to evaluate the physico-chemical, phytochemical and potential antimicrobial activity against five types of bacteria ( Staphylococcus aureus , Salomella typhimurium , Proteus vulglaris , Psedomanas aeruginosa and B. megaterium ) and two fungi ( Aspargillus niger and Aspargillus flavus ) of five extracts. Cylinder plate or cup plate method was performed to assess the antimicrobial activity of five extracts. The obtained results showed a potential effect as maximum zone of inhibition was 1 mm in chloroform and acetone extract.