DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 20 May 2019

Antimicrobial activity of Ethanolic extracts of Plumeria rubra flowers

N.Muruganantham*1, S. Solomon2, M.M. Senthamilselvi 3

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Roever Engineering College, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India.

2. Department of Chemistry, Periyar E.V.R.College (Autonomous), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India.

3. Principal, Government Arts College, Kulithalai, Tamil Nadu, India.


A large number of medicinal plants are claimed to be useful in skin disease in all traditional system of medicine. Plumeria rubra is a deciduous tree, widely distributed in common rather moist garden and in lawns. Plant loses leaves for a short time during the winter. Slowly grows up to 25 feet. Plumeria rubra is nowadays, is gaining interest by the scientific researchers due to its folklorics and because of its therapeutic value, easy availability. The result showed that a ethanolic extract exhibited a significant activity with specific standard (chloromphenicol) and antifungal activity with specific standard (Fucanazole). Hence this study proves that Plumeria rubra possess antimicrobial activity.

Keywords: Plumeria rubra Flowers, Antibacterial Activity, Antifungal Activity,etc.

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