• Rajalakshmi K. Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology, Vels Institute of Science , Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • N. Banu


Medicinal plants, Chlorophyllin, Mimosa pudica, Pathogenic bacteria, Pathogenic fungi


Objective: Chlorophyllin (CHL) belongs to a group of compounds, porphyrins that contain a chelated metal ion in the center of the molecule. The objective of this present study was to extract the Chlorophyllin from Mimosa pudica and to study its antimicrobial activity.

Methods: The antimicrobial activity of chlorophyllin from the leaf extract of Mimosa pudica L., was determined in vitro, using well diffusion method against human pathogenic bacteria and fungi, viz., two Gram-negative bacteria: Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, and two Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneomoniae, and one fungal pathogen, Candida albicans.

Results: Chlorophyllin from the leaf extract of Mimosa pudica recorded potential antimicrobial activity against the tested microorganism with the range of 9 mm-18 mm at 25-100 μg ml-1.

Conclusion: Natural Chlorophyllin from Mimosa pudica has significant activity against the five pathogenic test microorganisms.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Chlorophyllin, Mimosa pudica, Pathogenic bacteria, Pathogenic fungi


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K., R., and N. Banu. “ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL CHLOROPHYLLIN FROM ENDANGERED MEDICINAL PLANT MIMOSA PUDICA L”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 387-9,



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