SEARCH FOR ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIALS FROM SIMMONDSIA CHINENSISAbstract
Seeds of Simmondsia chinensis were extracted with pet ether, benzene, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and distilled water for evaluating its antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis. The purpose of screening is to justify, authenticate the use of Indian Medicinal plants in ethnomedicinal or folklore as traditional treasure to cure various ailments. In present investigations attempts were made to screen the Indian Medicinal Plants as antibiotics. The extracts were tested against seven bacteria and three fungi through disc diffusion assay where standard tetracycline and mycostatin (for bacteria and fungi, respectively) were used. The results showed that all the extracts possess good antimicrobial activity against selected test bacteria and fungi. The preset results therefore offer a scientific basis for traditional use of the various extracts of Simmondsia chinensis. All the extracts possessed antimicrobial potential against all test bacteria and fungi which explains that their use in daily life will generate a resistance or immunity to fight against microorganisms. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of terpenoids, flavonoids, tannins and alkaloids.
Ekta Menghani* Shakera Khan and Mohit Soni
Associate Professor, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Applied Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
03 March, 2012
16 April, 2012
23 June, 2012
01 July 2012