IDENTIFICATION AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SAPONIN FRACTION FROM THE LEAVES OF BARLERIA CRISTATA L.Abstract
A simple HPTLC method was used to determine the saponin profile of Barleria cristata L. crude leaf extract. The antimicrobial activity of saponin fraction from the leaves of Barleria cristata L. was studied in-vitro against four bacterial species and four fungal species by agar disc diffusion method. Klebsiella Pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Aspergillus parasites were the most inhibited microorganism. The present study suggests that the saponin fraction possess significant antimicrobial activity and can be used to develop a potential antimicrobial agent.
K. Amutha and D. Victor Arokia Doss*
Biochemistry Department, PSG College of Arts and Science, Civil Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore-641 014, Tamil Nadu, India
02 July, 2012
04 August, 2012
20 September, 2012
01 October, 2012