Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 69-73
Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Artemisia Absinthium
Monika, Gurmeet Kaur
Department of Biotechnology, Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib-140406, Punjab, India.
Corresponding Author: Monika
Extracts of Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) (Asteraceae) were screened for their antimicrobial activity by well diffusion method and phytochemical screening. The antimicrobial activity of water, methanol, ethanol and acetone extract of the plant were studied using Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhii, Streptococcus pneumoniae as test microorganisms. The results reveal that the plant has shown significant activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, Salmonella typhii, Streptococcus pneumonia. Similarly the methanol and water extract of plant has shown good inhibitory activity against all test microorganisms indicating that the plant can fight these organisms effectively.
Keywords: Artemisia absinthium, antimicrobial activity, phytochemical screening, herbal extracts.