Antimicrobial and phytochemical screening of Mangifera indica against skin ailments

Pooja Gupta, Padma Deshmukh, Ravishanker

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The most implicated organism involved in skin ailments is Staphylococcus aureus followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Corynebacterium species. Some of these isolates were found to be resistant to various antibiotics like tetracycline, erythromycin, penicillin, Clindamycin and ciprofloxacin, commonly prescribed for bacterial skin infections. Cold and hot solvent extracts of mango leaves and rind were tested against bacterial pathogens isolated from various types of skin ailments including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis, furuncles, carbuncles, boils, impetigo etc. The cold ethyl acetate + ethanolic extracts showed remarkable antimicrobial activity followed by cold ethyl acetate, cold ethanolic and cold methanolic extracts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Formulations
  • Mangifera indica
  • Phytoactive constituents
  • Plant extracts


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