African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12117

Short Communication

Antibacterial activity of Boenninghausenia albiflora Reichb. (Rutaceae)

K. Khulbe* and S. C. Sati
Department of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 September 2008
  •  Published: 16 November 2009



Various organic and aqueous extracts of aerial part of Boenninghausenia albiflora(Rutaceae) obtained by infusion and maceration were screened for their antimicrobial activity against eight animal and plant pathogenic bacteria (Bacillus subtilisStaphylococcus aureusErwinia chrysanthemiEscherichia coliProteus vulgarisXanthomonas phaseoliAgrobacterium tumefaciens and Xanthomonas campestris) using disc diffusion method. Out of total 32 tests performed, 27 tests showed positive antibacterial activity at 1000 mg/ml concentration, whereas 15 instances exhibited zone of inhibition ³ 10 mm at same concentration. The activity shown by some of the extracts was found higher than ampicillin (10 mcg) and erythromycin (15 mcg), standard antibiotic used.


Key words: Boenninghausenia albiflora, Rutaceae, antibacterial, ampicillin, erythromycin.