PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF MILLINGTONIA HORTENSIS (L)


Janaki A., Kaleena P. K., Elumalai D., Hemalatha P., Babu M., Velu K., Sudha Ravi

Abstract


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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Title

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF MILLINGTONIA HORTENSIS (L)

Keywords

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

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i5.2217

Date

21-09-2017

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 9, Issue 5 (Aug-Sep), 2017 Page: 162-167

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Authors & Affiliations

Janaki A.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Kaleena P. K.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Elumalai D.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Hemalatha P.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Babu M.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Velu K.
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India

Sudha Ravi
Department of Zoology, Presidency College (Autonomous), Chennai-05, Tamilnadu, India
India


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