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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, pp. 290-293
Bioline Code: tc08041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, pp. 290-293

 en Evaluation Of Phytochemical And Antibacterial Potential Of Helicteres isora check for this species in other resources l. Fruits Against Enteric Bacterial Pathogens
Tambekar, D. H.; Khante, B. S.; Panzade, B. K.; Dahikar, S.B. & Banginwar, Y.S.

Abstract

Antibacterial activities of aqueous, acetone, ethanol and methanol extracts of fruits of Helicteres isora check for this species in other resources (Mororphali) were studied. The fruit aqueous extracts of H. isora showed prominent antibacterial activities against E.coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis check for this species in other resources , Salmonella typhimurium check for this species in other resources and Proteus vulgaris; moderate activity against Enterobacter aerogenes check for this species in other resources , Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Salmonella typhi check for this species in other resources and least activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources . The aqueous extract showed maximal, the ethanol and methanol extract moderate and acetone extracts least antibacterial activities. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of carbohydrates, anthraquinon glycosides, proteins, tannin and phenolic compounds and steroids These antibacterial properties supports its traditional use of fruits of H. isora in the treatment of enteric or diarrhoeal infections.

Keywords
Antimicrobial activity, Helicteres isora, enteric pathogens, E.coli, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 
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