Antibacterial activity of stem bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica wall against human pathogenic bacteria.

Mule G. D., Waghode* S. M., Garode A. M.


Plants known to possess several antibacterial properties are shown in all traditional medicine. The stem barks of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall., were collected and extracted in the petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water by Soxhlet assembly. The antibacterial activity various extracts of stem bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica wall was studied against the Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Staphylococcus aureus. Present work suggested that Staphylococcus aureus was more susceptible to the water and ethanol extracts of the stem bark of H. antidysenterica Wall. The ethno medicinal uses of Holarrhena antidysenterica wall barks were reported and documented.


Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall; Antibacterial Activity; Stem Bark Extracts.

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