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Comparative analysis of antibacterial activity of four Piper betel varieties

Tarun Agarwa, Rachana Singh, Amar Deep Shukla, Imran Waris and Ankita Gujrati

The present study aims at a comparative study of antimicrobial properties of four varieties of Piper betel; namely Desawari, Desi, Bangladeshi and Jaleswar, cultivated in India. Cold Aqueous, Methanolic, Ethanolic, and Ethyl Acetate extracts of dried leaves of all the four varieties of Piper betel at a final concentration of 500 mg/ml were tested against pathogenic microorganisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli using agar well diffusion method.