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Author(s): Sumit Kumar Dubey1, Krishan Kumar Verma2, Arifa Qureshi3, Neha Behar*4

Email(s): 1sumitdubeybiotech@gmail.com, 2, 3, 4neha1_biotech@yahoo.com


    1Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, D.L.S. P.G. College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
    2Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, D.L.S. P.G. College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
    3Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, D.L.S. P.G. College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
    4Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, D.L.S. P.G. College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
    *Corresponding Author Email: neha1_biotech@yahoo.com

Published In:   Volume - 4,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2022

DOI: 10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-2-5  

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Withania somnifera L (or Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng) is a sub-tropical medicinal plant of Solanaceae family that is used by folk healers for multipurpose ailments in alternative system of treatment. It serves as bioactive ingredient in more than 100 ayurvedic formulations of Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani medication. The ethnopharmacological application of Ashwagandha includes adaptogenic, anti-convulsion, anti-microbial anti-sedative, anti-stress, arthritis, geriatric debilities, mental disorders, and neurological disorders. The present study included validation of antimicrobial properties of commercially available W. Somnifera powder against human pathogens viz., P. aeruginosa (gram -ve), S. aureus (gram +ve), and E. coli (gram -ve). The experimental results exhibited that chloroform, isopropanol, and distilled water extract of W. somnifera showed significant antibacterial action, 15.5 mm, 20.5 mm, and 27 mm clear zones (in radius) against P. aeruginosa, S. aureus, and E. coli respectively. The prospects of Ashwagandha powder could be its applicability as a folklore pharmacological agent and by means of a harmless routine dietary supplement to boost immunity and prevent bacterial infection.

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Sumit Kumar Dubey, Krishan Kumar Verma, Arifa Qureshi and Neha Behar (2022) Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity of Commercially available Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) Powder against Pathogenic microorganisms. A Review on various analytical methodology for Ondansetron. NewBioWorld A Journal of Alumni Association of Biotechnology,4(2):25-30.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-2-5

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