Jasminum sambac Linn. (Family—Oleaceae) was tested for antibacterial activity against three important pathogenic bacteria, i.e., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Powdered leaf material was extracted with different solvents from non-polar to polar viz., n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water using Soxhlet apparatus. All the solvent extracts were evaporated to dryness using a hot dry air oven. The dry residue was dissolved in respective mother solvents (1:10 w/v) and tested for the presence or absence of various phytochemicals. An antimicrobial test was also followed to check the antimicrobial activity. Among five solvents tested, methanol, n-hexane, and ethyl acetate extracts showed significant antibacterial activity and chloroform extract showed less activity when compared with control (respective mother solvent). Water extract did not show any activity against all three microorganisms.
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