IsaivaniIndrakumar, V.Selvi, R.Gomathi1and S.Karpagam
Medicinal plants are important source of potentially useful structures for the development of novel chemotherapeutic agents. The first step towards this goal is the in vitroantibacterial activity assay( Tona et al.,1998).The present study was aimed to evaluate the antmicrobial effect of Cananga odorataleaf extract on some bacterial cultures such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli, Vibrio choleraeand fungi such asEpidermophyton floccosum. Microsporum gypseum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The solvents Methanol, Chloroform and Petroleum ether were used for extraction.The inhibitory effect was assessed by well diffusion method. The zone of inhibition was measured.Among the solvent extracts tested, methanol was more effective than chloroform and petroleum ether.