A Novel Antibacterial and Anti fungal Agent from Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth)
Bacterial and fungal infection in humans and plants is an indiscriminating concern to countries worldwide. Some of the contributors are Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus sobrinus, Magnaporthe grisea and Aspergillus niger. Large number of it occurs in developing countries with poor economic condition such as countries like Africa and Asia.Eichhornia crassipes, also known as water hyacinth in English, is a floating hydrophytic plant that is notorious for its invasive ability. Due to its prolificness, the plant constantly and quickly causes eutrophication and retardation of the flow of the water it lives in. This results in the need of constant removal of this plant by the people.This research has led to the discovery of using the abundantly found Eichhornia crassipes, as a cheap yet effective source of antibacterial and Anti fungal agent.
Anti fungal agent; Antibacterial agent; Fungal infection