Author(s): Pawan Sharma, Rohit Sarswat, Maneesh Krashna
Plants used in traditional medicines contain a vast array of substances that can be used to treat chronic and infectious diseases and the present study was carried out with the same intent to appraise the possible medicinal value of Polypodium decumanum a medicinal plant found mainly in Sikkim, Kamau region and in Western Ghats found. The antimicrobial assay was carried out by Disc diffusion method. The crude plant extracts of leaves part exhibited antimicrobial activity on majority of test organisms. The antimicrobial results revealed that the Ethyl acetate, Ethanol & Aqueous leaves extract of Polypodium decumanum among the selected reference bacterial strains tested, the zone of inhibition was seen in concentration dependent manner on the two different Gram positive and two-gram negative strains.