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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 742-745

Mikania Micrantha – a Natural Remedy to Skin Infections
Madhavankutty Jyothilakshmi1, Mathew Jyothis2 and Mukalel Sankunni Latha1Ù­
1Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy Research lab, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2Microbiology Research lab, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam, Kerala, India
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Dermatophytoses and bacterial infections by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes are among the major infectious diseases of the skin. Mikania micrantha - a tropical herb has been found to possess antidermatophytic activity and anti-inflammatory activity in a screening study. Hence its antibacterial activity against S.aureus and S.pyogenes was tested by disc diffusion method using the ethyl acetate extract. The extract possessed moderate antibacterial activity against both organisms. Minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum fungicidal concentration were determined according to CLSI method. Thus the combined antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities make Mikania micrantha a good candidate for developing new drugs for skin infections.

Keywords: Antidermato-phytic activity,Anti-inflammatory activity, Antibacterial activity,Protease, trypsin.

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Madhavankutty Jyothilakshmi, Mathew Jyothis and Mukalel Sankunni Latha. Mikania Micrantha – a Natural Remedy to Skin Infections.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 742-745. doi:
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