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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

Absence of antimicrobial activity in alcoholic extract of Santalum album Linn

1 Department of Pharmacognosy, Shree Swaminarayan Sanskar Pharmacy College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
2 Smt. Sharadchandrika Suresh Patil College of Pharmacy, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
3 Pharmaceutical Technology Centre, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad, Gujarat; N.D.M.V.P. Samaj's College of Pharmacy, Nashik, India

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Vaishali Patil
Department of Pharmacognosy, Shree Swamonarayan Sanskar Pharmacy College, A/P-Zundal, Dist-Gandhinagar - 382421, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.90224

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Objective: The objective of the present study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of seed of Santalum album Linn. (Family: Santalaceae) in various microbial strains. Materials and Methods: The effects of ethanolic extract of seed of S. album were analyzed in different microorganisms at a concentration of 5 mg/ml per disk. Results: The result indicated that the ethanolic extract of seed of S. album did not show any zone of inhibition against the tested microorganisms. Conclusion: The ethanolic extract of seed of S. album has no significant antimicrobial activity.

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