• Janaki A. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Kaleena P. K. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Elumalai D. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Hemalatha P. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Babu M. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Velu K. Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
  • Sudha Ravi Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India


Objective: Millingtonia hortensis Linn (Bignoniaceae) is commonly known as cork tree and Akash neem. Aim of studies to determine the antioxidant activity and antibacterial activity.

Methods: The antioxidant activity of different solvent extracts were measured by chemical analyses involving the assay of 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity and super oxide radical scavenging activity.

Results: Phytochemicals (secondary metabolites) screening of methanol, chloroform, ethanol, petroleum ether, aqueous leaf extracts revealed the presence of carbohydrates, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, betacyanins, phenols and coumarins.

Conclusion: The presence of these phytochemicals and antioxidant capacity support the use of this plant as an antibacterial agent against the group of micro organisms tested.


Keywords: Millingtonia hortensis, Phyto compounds, Antioxidant activity, GC-MS analysis, Anti bacterial activity


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A., J., K. K., E. D., H. P., B. M., V. K., and S. Ravi. “PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF MILLINGTONIA HORTENSIS (L)”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 9, no. 5, Sept. 2017, pp. 162-7, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i5.2217.
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