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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 784579, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/784579
Research Article

Study on Antibacterial Activity of the Bark of Garcinia lanceifolia Roxb.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam 786004, India

Received 17 July 2014; Accepted 27 September 2014; Published 30 October 2014

Academic Editor: Francois Dufrasne

Copyright © 2014 Nilutpal Sharma Bora et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Garcinia lanceifolia Roxb. is an important and endemic medicinal plant of Assam which has been used by various ethnic communities of Northeast India to treat various disorders like dysentery, dyspepsia, and biliousness. The plant is considered to be containing much medicinal value and is also eaten raw or made into pickles by the local people. Our present study has been focused on the evaluation of the antibacterial activity of the methanolic extract of the bark of Garcinia lanceifolia which may lead us to a scientific evidence of the use of this plant in cases of dysentery and diarrhoea.