Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Screening of antibacterial potential of root extracts of Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl

Lalit Mohan1* and Bhawana Bhat2      
1Department of Chemistry, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University Nainital, 263002, Uttarakhand, India. 2Department of Chemistry, R. H. G. P. G. College Kashipur (U. S. Nagar) Uttarakhand, India.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 April 2012
  •  Published: 03 April 2013


Ten pathogenic bacteria were tested against the crude organic extracts (ethanol, hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate) of roots of Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl =Solanum surattense Burm. F. Extracts were active against Gram-positive bacteriaStaphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and Gram-negative bacteria Erwinia chrysanthemiKlebsiella pneumoniaePasteurella multocida. The hexane extract showed maximum inhibition against the test microorganisms (ZOI, 16 to 21 mm) followed by ethanol, methanol and chloroform extract (ZOI, 6 to 17 mm). The inhibitory activity of these extracts was found very effective as compared to ampicillin (10 µg) and erythromycin (15 µg) standard antibiotics which were used as positive controls against these tested microorganisms.


Key wordsSolanum xanthocarpum, Solanaceae, antibacterial activity, disc diffusion method.