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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF EMBLICA OFFICINALIS AND CORIANDRUM SATIVUM AGAINST GRAM POSITIVE BACTERIA AND CANDIDA ALBICANS

Present investigation focused on antimicrobial potential of aqueous infusions and aqueous decoctions of Emblica officinalis (amla) and Coriandrum sativum (coriander) against 186 bacterial isolates belonging to 10 different genera of G +ve bacterial population and 2 isolates of Candida albicans isolated from urine specimens. The well diffusion technique was employed. Aqueous infusion and decoction of Emblica officinalis exhibited potent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (80), S. haemolyticus (8), S. saprophyticus (65), Micrococccus varians (12), M. lylae (6), M. roseus (3), M. halobius (1), M. sedenterius (2), Bacillus subtilis (8), B. megaterium (1) and Candida albicans (2). The aqueous infusion and decoction of coriander did not show any antimicrobial activity against G -ve urinary pathogens as well as against Candida albicans.

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