Author(s): Sakala Bhargavi, Medarametla Naresh, Mahesh Batsala, Gopisetty Suryasagar and Sreekanth Nama
Chloris barbataSw.powdered root material was extracted using water and chloroform. Phytochemical screening of the crude extracts revealed the presence of carbohydrates, glycosides, proteins and amino acids. This presence of the bioactive constituents have been linked to the antibacterialactivity of the plant material against Staphylococcus aureus9886 (gm+ve) and Escherichia coli1673 (gm–ve) using agar cup plate method. Minimum inhibitory concentration values ranged from 25-100 mg/ml. The plant can be used as a source of oral drugs to fight infections against susceptible bacteria.