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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 5
First page : (52) Last page : (54)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2365

Antimicrobial Activity of Artemisinin - An Antimalarial Drug

Ankit Agrawal1*, Anjana Sharma2 and Narmada Prasad Shukla1,3
1MP Council of Science and Technology, Vigyan Bhawan, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal (M.P.), India
2Bacteriology laboratory, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Biological Sciences,
Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur (M.P.), India
3MP Pollution Control Board, E-5, Arera Colony, Bhopal (M.P.), India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: ankitagr01@gmail.com
Received: 1.09.2016  |  Revised: 12.09.2016   |  Accepted: 15.09.2016  

Resistance of bacterial pathogens to commonly used drugs led to screening the medicinal plants having potential of antimicrobial, which have no or less side effects. Artemisinin is a bioactive compound of Artemisia annua known for its antimalarial activity. Into the search of its antimicrobial activity, it was screened against five microorganism i.e. Escherichia coli (Wild), E. coli (DH5α), Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis by using disc diffusion method. The present study concluded that artemsinin had no antimicrobial activity for the all tested microorganism even at maximum concentration of 400 µg/disc.

Key words: Artemisia annua, Artemisinin, Disc Diffusion, Antimicrobial activity, Antimalarial.

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Cite this article: Agrawal, A., Sharma, A. and Shukla, N.P., Antimicrobial Activity of Artemisinin - An Antimalarial Drug, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(5): 52-54 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2365