Informant consensus factor and antimicrobial activity of ethno medicines used by the tribes of wayanad district kerala

Devi Prasad, A. G. and Shyma, T. B. and Raghavendra, M. P. (2013) Informant consensus factor and antimicrobial activity of ethno medicines used by the tribes of wayanad district kerala. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7 (50). pp. 5657-5663. ISSN 1996-0808

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Abstract

The ethno botanical investigation of medicinal plants used by the Kurichia, Kuruma, Kattunaika, Adiya and Paniya tribes of Wayanad district, Kerala were recorded. One thousand(1000)ethno medicines derived from 500 plants used by the tribal medical practitioners weredocumented. Of this, 10 species were frequently used for treating various infectious diseases. An informant consensus factor was calculated for 10 species which are being frequently used. The leaf extracts of these plants were screened for antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureusand Aspergillus niger.Among the plants screenedGarcinia gummi gutta(Clusiaceae) was found to possess highly significantantibacterial activity and significant antifungal activity was observed inNothapodytes nimmoniana (Icacinaceae) which possess highest antifungal activity. These two species have shown the highest informant consensus factor values.

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Divisions: Department of > Environmental Science
Department of > Microbiology
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 08:33
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 08:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/524

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