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2010 (Vol. 1, Issue: 1)
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Antimicrobial Activity of Catharanthus roseus A Detailed Study

Prajakta J. Patil and Jai S. Ghosh
Corresponding Author:  Dr. J.S.Ghosh 

Key words:  Catharanthus, leafextracts, periwinkle, leafextracts., prophylaxis, Pseudomonas,
Vol. 1 , (1): Page No: 40-44
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 May, 18 2010 May, 29 2010 June, 20

Catharanthus roseus (periwinkle) is an important medicinal plant for novel pharmaceuticals since most of the bacterial pathogens are developing resistance against many of the currently available anti microbial drugs. Plants have proved to be significant natural resources for effective chemotherapeutic agents and offering a broad spectrum of activity with greater emphasis on preventive action. This study aims to investigate some of the anti microbial properties of this plant. The anticancer properties of Catharanthus roseus has been the major interest in all investigations. The antimicrobial activity has been checked against microorganisms like Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCIM 2036, Salmonella typhimurium NCIM 2501, Staphylococcus aureus NCIM 5021. The findings show that the extracts from the leaves of this plant can be used as prophylactic agent in many of the diseases, which sometime are of the magnitude of an epidemic.
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Prajakta J. Patil and Jai S. Ghosh, 2010. Antimicrobial Activity of Catharanthus roseus A Detailed Study.  British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1(1): Page No: 40-44.
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