IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF MEDICINAL PLANT OF GARHWAL, HIMALAYAAbstract
The present study is aimed at evaluating the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, methanol, ethanol and water extracts of medicinal plant, Pyrus pashia were tested against (different gram positive and gram negative) ten bacterial strains and three fungal strains using by disc diffusion method. The different fractions of bark, fruit and leaf of Pyrus pashia, the ethanolic bark extracts of Pyrus pashia showed significant activity 17±1mm, 15±1mm and 14±1mm against Klebsiella pneumonia, Shigella flexneri and Escherichia coli. The medicinal plant fruit contain ash value, (total ash 1.10 ± 0.05%), moisture 60.36±0.25%, crude fat 1.62±0.20% and crude fiber 5.26±0.05%, extractive values were studied fresh part weight. The preliminary phytochemical analysis test showed the presence of carbohydrates (28.38±0.12%) and glycosides, alkaloid, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, unsaturated triterpenoids and sterol, resin.
Sarla Saklani and Subhash Chandra*
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, H. N. B. G. U. (Central University), Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
25 August, 2011
22 December, 2011
29 December, 2011