Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Medicinal Plant Cassia tora
International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 56-61
Received: Jun. 22, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 3, 2017; Published: Sep. 6, 2017
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Mithilesh P. Pandya, Department of Chemistry. C. U. Shah University, Wadhwan, India
Krunal D. Sameja, Department of Chemistry. C. U. Shah University, Wadhwan, India
Dixita N. Patel, Department of Chemistry. C. U. Shah University, Wadhwan, India
Keyur D. Bhatt, Department of Chemistry, Ganpat University, Kherva, India
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Present study was carried out to investigate in vitro anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity from the seeds of an Indian traditional medicinal plant Cassia tora. Plant material was separated and successively extracted with various organic solvents. Extracts was evaluated for solubility, moisture content, melting point, FTIR and other qualitative analysis for Photo constituents. In vitro antibacterial and antifungal studies were carried out by disc diffusion method. Two test samples were prepared in concentrations of 100mg/ml. Extract was found efficacious against various strains of bacteria and fungal species. 100mg/ml test sample shows better zone of inhibitions in bacterial strains. It was obtained in the range of 16.67 to 23.00 among them maximum inhibition was observed in pseudomonasaeruginosa (gram positive bacteria) and last inhibition was observed in E. coli (gram negative). It has also shown satisfactory inhibition in fungal species like Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. Thus, cassia tora can be considered as a safer and efficacious herbal candidate for antimicrobial formulation.
Cassia-tora, Vitro Study, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Isolation
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Mithilesh P. Pandya, Krunal D. Sameja, Dixita N. Patel, Keyur D. Bhatt, Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Medicinal Plant Cassia tora, International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 56-61. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpc.20170304.12
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