Vibriocidal Activity of Selected Medicinal Plants Used by Nicobarese Tribe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India -David Publishing Company
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Manda Punnam Chander and Paluru Vijayachari

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Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnosis, Reference, Research and Training in Leptospirosis, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to investigate the vibriocidal activity of crude extracts of 18 ethnomedicinal plants used by Nicobarese tribe. Plants were collected from the villages of Car Nicobar Island with the help of TKPs (traditional knowledge practitioners). The methanol extracts were obtained by cold percolation method and the antimicrobial activity of the extracts was observed by agar well diffusion method. Results indicated that out of 18 plants, seven plants exhibited vibriocidal activity. Morinda citrifolia, Ganophyllum falcatum and Leea aequata were most active among the plants tested. This study thus can be further utilized to formulate the new antimicrobial agents to fight against Vibrio cholerae.

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Nicobarese, TKPs (traditional knowledge practitioners), microorganisms. 

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