ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF IMPATIENS BALSAMINA SEED (KACI-T-TUMPAI) COLLECTED FROM COIMBATORE DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIAAbstract
The antimicrobial effects of I. balsamina seed hexane extract against Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus vulgaris, and Serratia marcescens were determined using the standard technique. As well as the phytochemical properties of the extract on the test isolates were also examined using the standard methods. The phytochemical components of the hexane extract of the I.balsamina seed include falvonoids, alkaloids, phenol, tannin, alkaloids, steroid, saponin, phenol, flavonoids, triterpenes glycosides and carbohydrate. All the test organisms were susceptible to 25mg/ml of the extract. The MIC and MBC of the hexane extract of the I.balsamina against S. aureus and E. coli was 50mg/ml, while that of K. pneumonia and S. marcescens were 75mg/ml and 100mg/ml of the extract respectively. The result of this study suggests that the hexane extracts of I. balsamina could be suitable for the treatment of diseases infections caused by S. aureus, K.pneumonia, P. vulgaris and S. marcescens.
A. Manikandan *, R. Rajendran, M. Abirami and K. Kongarasi
PG and Research Department of Microbiology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
20 June, 2016
21 October, 2016
16 November, 2016
01 December, 2016