Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagus racemosus willd. root

Phytother Res. 2000 Mar;14(2):118-9. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1573(200003)14:2<118::aid-ptr493>3.0.co;2-p.


Different concentrations (50, 100, 150 microg/mL) of the methanol extract of the roots of Asparagus racemosus Willd. showed considerable in vitro antibacterial efficacy against Escherichia coli, Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas putida, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. The effects produced by the methanol extract were compared with chloramphenicol.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Bacteria / drug effects*
  • Escherichia coli / drug effects
  • Liliaceae*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology
  • Plant Roots
  • Pseudomonas / drug effects
  • Salmonella / drug effects
  • Shigella / drug effects
  • Staphylococcus / drug effects
  • Vibrio cholerae / drug effects


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Plant Extracts