IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PHOENIX PUSILLA ROOT EXTRACT


Vijaya Bharathi S, Anuradha V, Rubalakshmi G

Abstract


 Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze the bioactive compound presence, in vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of Phoenix pusilla root extract.

Methods: Extracts were prepared with ethanol, acetone, and hexane by Soxhlet method. Then, the extracts were checked for phytochemicals presence or absence. In vitro antioxidant activity was analyzed by checking its scavenging ability and reducing property. Antibacterial was assayed by well diffusion method and antifungal activity using sabouraud dextrose broth.

Results: The results showed that the ethanolic root extract contains alkaloids, flavonoids, saponin, tannin, and triterpenoids have potent antioxidant activity and inhibitory activity against certain Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and fungi.

Conclusion: The present study revealed the significance of the plant as a drug. Further, in vivo study is needed to be used as curative agent for different health illness.


Keywords


Phoenix pusilla, Phytochemicals, Ethanol extract, Antioxidant potential.

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Title

IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PHOENIX PUSILLA ROOT EXTRACT

Keywords

Phoenix pusilla, Phytochemicals, Ethanol extract, Antioxidant potential.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.22965

Date

01-02-2018

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 194-197

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Vijaya Bharathi S
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai - 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Anuradha V
Department of Biochemistry, Mohammed Sathak College of Arts & Science, Chennai - 600 119, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Rubalakshmi G
GRD Research and Sri Agasthiya GRD Trust, Namakkal - 637 401, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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