Studies on the efficacy and therapeutic potential of sweet basil against E.coli

Sumit Kumar Singh, Surendra Sarsaiya


Ocimum basilicum leaves were evaluated for their phytochemical as well as anti bacterial properities. Two different solventsc chloroform and water was used. Disc diffusion method was adopted for evaluation of antimicrobial activity of medicinal leaves. The result shows that sweet basil leaves are having good antibacterial activity and thus showing minimum inhibitory concentration zone of 22 mm against chloroform extract and 16 mm against aqueous extract.


Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), Methanol, Ethanol, E.coli, Zone of Inhibition, Antibacterial activity

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