SCREENING FOR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF FRESH METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GNAPHALIUM POLYCAULON, INDIAN FOLKLORIC MEDICINAL PLANT

Authors

  • Shanmugapriya K Department of Biotechnology, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore-641014, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Thayumanavan Tha Department of Biotechnology, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore-641014, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Senthil Murugan T Department of Biotechnology, Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore-641014, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

Medicinal plant, antibacterial, antifungal, MIC, bacteria, fungi

Abstract

Medicinal plants constitute an important natural wealth of a country and they play a significant role in providing primary health care services. Medicinal plants are important source for the therapeutic remedies of various ailments. The aim of the present study was designed to explore its antimicrobial analysis of the different fresh parts of G. polycaulon in methanolic solvents. The selected plant was collected and coarsely powdered for organic solvent extractionusing Soxhlet’s method. Then all the extracts obtained were subjected for analysis of antimicrobial properties against bacteria and fungal cultures by standard procedure. The methanolic leaf extract showed high antimicrobial activity with MIC values at 125 µg/ml. In the current investigation, we have reported various isolated phytochemicals compounds of G. polycaulonthat might responsible for its antimicrobial effect against all the test bacteria and fungi.

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2017-01-23
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Shanmugapriya K, Thayumanavan Tha, and Senthil Murugan T. “SCREENING FOR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF FRESH METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GNAPHALIUM POLYCAULON, INDIAN FOLKLORIC MEDICINAL PLANT”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 17-21, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/266.

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