PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF WHOLE AERIAL PART OF THE HERB LEUCAS PLUKENETII SPRENG (FAMILY-LAMINACEAE)


Uttam Borah, Biswajit Dash, Suvakanta Dash, Lawrence Kalita

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract of Leucas Plukenetii Spreng (family-laminaceae) in conjugation with phytochemical analysis.

Methods: The ethanolic extract of whole aerial parts of the herb Leucas Plukenetiispreng (family-laminaceae) was prepared and analysed for phytochemical constituents using standard methods. The antimicrobial activity of the plant extract was examined against 2 bacterial strains among one is gram positive and other is gram negative and 2 fungal strains using agar well diffusion method.

Results: The present investigation shows the phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract of the plant Leucas Plukenetii Spreng. Various phytochemical analyses revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponin, flavonoids, carbohydrates, glycosides, Steroids, proteins and amino acids and tannins. The antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract of the plant showed significant result against all the of the test organisms.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that ethanolic extract of whole aerial parts of the Leucas Plukenetii Spreng contains the high presence of phytochemicals. The ethnaolic extract of the plant was found to possess promising antimicrobial activity when compared with the standards.


Keywords


Leucas Plukenetii, Antimicrobial, Zone of Inhibition, Agar disc diffusion method

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Title

PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF WHOLE AERIAL PART OF THE HERB LEUCAS PLUKENETII SPRENG (FAMILY-LAMINACEAE)

Keywords

Leucas Plukenetii, Antimicrobial, Zone of Inhibition, Agar disc diffusion method

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2017.v9i3.19598

Date

05-05-2017

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 9, Issue 3, 2017 Page: 87-90

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0975-7066

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Uttam Borah
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Azara, Guwahati 781017

Biswajit Dash

Suvakanta Dash

Lawrence Kalita


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