Pharmacognosy J, Volume 10 Issue 3

In vitro Antimicrobial Activity Evaluation of Mangrove Fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L.) Extract

Islamudin Ahmad*, Neneng Siti Silf Ambarwati, Arif Lukman, Muhammad Amir Masruhim, Laode Rijai,
Abdul Mun’im

Mangrove fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L) from Sonneratiaceae family known with local name “Pidada Merah” has bioactive components. The present study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of this plant. Method: The sample was macerated using methanol, the antimicrobial activity assay was performed using agar disc diffusion method against Escherichia coli ATTC9637, Staphylococcus aureus ATTC6538, and Candida albicans ATTC10231. Results: Antimicrobial activity of Mangrove fruit methanol extract were obtained the optimum concentration of S. aureus of 80%, E. coli of 15%, and C. albicans of 30%. Conclusion: based on the results, the sample has antimicrobial properties, and this is a preliminary data for further study.
Key words: Sonneratia caseolaris L, Mangrove fruit, Antimicrobial activity, Agar disc diffusion method.
Key Messages: Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Mangrove fruit (Sonneratia caseolaris L.) extract against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans using Agar disc diffusion method.

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