Author(s): Maneesh Krashna, Rohit Sarswat
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 Inula racemosa Hook and Phytolacca accinosa Roxb a threatened medicinal plant of Kashmir valley .The antimicrobial assay was carried out by Disc diffusion method. . The crude plant extracts of root part exhibited antimicrobial activity on majority of test organisms. The antimicrobial results revealed that the hydroalcoholic root extract of Inula racemosa and Phytolacca accinosa among the selected reference bacterial strains tested, the zone of inhibition was seen in concentration dependent manner on the four different Gram positive and four-gram negative strains.