Socio-ecological Status and Antibacterial Activity of Paris polyphylla from Panchase Area of Kaski District
Keywords:ecological, importance value, minimum inhibitory concentration, paris polyphylla, zone of inhibition, index and social status
The research conducted in Panchase area of Kaski district aimed to assess the ecological and social status of Paris polyphylla with its antibacterial activity and ethno-medicinal uses of available plant species. P. polyphylla shows relative density, frequency and coverage of 5.26/ha, 6.29% and 3.05%, respectively. Similarly, the importance value index of this plant was found to be 14.6. Rhizomes of this plant in the study site are mainly applied to wounds for rapid healing and antidote to the bite for poisonous insects and snakebite, fever, headache and stomach problem of both human and domestic animals. Different extracts of aerial parts of the plant are active against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aureginosa, Escherchia coli and Salmonella flexinerai whereas, rhizome extract was active only against S. aureus. Petroleum ether extract from the rhizomes of P. polyphylla was most effective against S. aereus with minimal inhibitory concentration value of 62.5 mg/ml.
Nepal Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 13, No. 2 (2012) 167-174DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njst.v13i2.7730
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