PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON CASUARINA EQUISETIFOLIA AND INVESTIGATION OF ITS EFFECT AGAINST PATHOGENIC ORAL FLORAAbstract
This research was targeted to reveal the phytochemical activity of Casuarina equisetifolia against susceptible pathogenic oral bacteria. Antibacterial effect of the plant was examined by well diffusion method. Different plant parts were screened for the phytochemicals using various polar solvents like ethanol, acetone, methanol, chloroform and water. Studies disclosed that Casuarina equisetifolia encompasses a wide range of phytochemicals with anticariogenic activity. During phytochemical analysis by thin layer chromatography four compounds were obtained in the acetone solvent system with highest Rƒ value of 0.911.
Shafi Thompson T.*, Alen Paiva, Greeshma G. Mohan, Jincy Das , Arya Suresh , K.K. Dil Baseer Sabith , J. Densingh
Chief Scientific Officer, Science Campus, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram Dist-695 015, Kerala, India
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01 December, 2012