Authors : U G Basarkar
Page Nos : 20-26
The Family Labiatae (Lamiaceae) is largest and widely spread in both temperate and tropical regions however; it is most abundant or cosmopolitan. It consists of about 220 genera and more than 3500 species. In Nasik 15 genera and 59 species are found. In the present study comparative antimicrobial activity of some species of Labiatae like Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) and Hyptis suaveolens is carried out. In the present study the aqueous, methanol, petroleum ether, acetone and ethyl alcohol extract of the aerial part of Leonotis nepetaefolia and Hyptis suaveolens was screened for the antimicrobial activity of bacterial strains Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia ,Salmonella paratyphi, Staphylococcus aureus and one fungal strain Candida albicans. During preliminary screening of some taxa may show many new constituents which have great medicinal values. Literature reveals that most of the members of this family possess bioactive compounds. Therefore in the present study antimicrobial study of species of Labiatae viz. Leonotis nepetaefolia and Hyptis suaveolens has been undertaken.