African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Antibacterial activity of Asperugo procumbens L. against some human pathogenic bacteria

M. Ahanjan1, 2*, D. C. Mohana1 and K. A. Raveesha1
1Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Studies in Botany and Microbiology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570 006, India. 2Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, I.R of Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 May 2008
  •  Published: 30 June 2008


Petroleum ether, chloroform (CHCl3), ethanol (EtOH), methanol (MeOH) and aqueous (H2O) extracts of leaves of Asperugo procumbens L. were evaluated for antibacterial activity against five human pathogenic bacterial strains with the agar-well diffusion method. The methanol extract was highly active against all the test bacteria, followed by the ethanol and aqueous extracts.  The chloroform and petroleum ether extracts did not show any antibacterial activity. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the methanol extract ranged between 1.56 and 12.5 mg/ml. The results of this study provide support for the use of A. procumbensL. in Iran for traditional medicines.


Key words: Asperugo procumbens, antibacterial activity, methanol extract, traditional medicine.