SCREENING OF PHYTOCHEMICALS AND IMMUNOMODULATORY POTENTIAL OF A MEDICINAL PLANT, CINNAMOMUM TAMALAAbstract
Cinnamomum tamala is found in tropical and sub-tropical Himalayas and in some other places. Phytochemical screening of the plant extracts were done to screen their active constituents. Antimicrobial activity of this plant extract was investigated by Kirby-Bayer methodology against four pathogenic organisms: K. Pneumonae, E. coli, S. aureus, and P. aeroginosa. The plant Butanol extract showed inhibitory activity against all the tested organisms and it has enhanced immunomodulatory activity also. Butanol extracts containing remarkable positive results for phytochemicals compared to other solvent extracts. The higher concentration (100mg/ml) of butanol extracts shows maximum inhibition. Proliferation and activation of lymphocytes was also identified. The study scientifically validates the use of plant in traditional medicine.
P. Jeyasree* and P. Dasarathan
Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
26 November, 2011
25 January, 2012
28 March, 2012
01 April, 2012