Antimicrobial Activities of different plant extracts of Jatropha Curcas
Jatropha curcas is an ornamental plant which is used to cure various infections, and it is a potential source for production of bio-diesel and works as an alternative source for fossil fuels. The present study is undertaken for the analysis of antimicrobial study against Jatropha curcas plant part extracts. For extraction of oil from leaf, stem bark and root bark of plant materials petro-ether, acetone, alcohol and water solvents were used. Oil and cake extracts were screened against different human bacterial and fungal pathogens. The antibacterial activity was screened against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus xylosus, Micrococcus sp., and Pseudomonas sp. whereas antifungal screening was performed against Aspergillus niger, Fusarium sp., Trichoderma harzanium., and Rhizopus sp. using disc diffusion method. Aspergillus niger showed maximum zone of inhibition against oil and leaf extract. Hence we concluded that oil and leaf extracts were having high antifungal activity and could be explored for the development of noble antifungal drugs.