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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009, pp. 228-232
Bioline Code: tc09031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009, pp. 228-232

 en Screening Of Antibacterial Potentials Of Some Medicinal Plants From Melghat Forest In India
Tambekar, D.H.; Khante, B.S.; Chandak, B.R.; TItare, A.S.; Boralkar, S.S. & Aghadte, S.N.

Abstract

Cyperus rotundus check for this species in other resources , Caesalpinia bonducella check for this species in other resources , Tinospora cordifolia check for this species in other resources , Gardenia gummifera check for this species in other resources , Ailanthus excelsa check for this species in other resources , Acacia arabica check for this species in other resources , Embelia ribes check for this species in other resources and Ventilago maderspatana check for this species in other resources from Melghat forest were screened for their antibacterial potential against Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources , Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources , Proteus vulgaris check for this species in other resources , Salmonella typhi check for this species in other resources , Shigella flexneri check for this species in other resources , Salmonella paratyphi check for this species in other resources , Salmonella typhimurium check for this species in other resources , Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources , Enterobacter aerogenes check for this species in other resources by disc diffusion method. Out of these medicinal plants Caesalpinia bonducella, Gardenia gummifera and Acacia arabica showed remarkable antibacterial potential. The phytochemical analysis had showed the presence of Cardiac glycosides in all extracts (aqueous, acetone, ethanol and methanol) of Acacia arabica, Gardenia gummifera and ethanol, methanol extracts of Caesalpinia bonducella. Flavonoids were present in Gardenia gummifera, Ailanthus excelsa and acetone, methanol extracts of Acacia Arabica. Tannins and phenolic were present in Cyperus rotundus, Embelia ribes, and organic extracts of Ventilago maderspatana.

Keywords
Antibacterial activity, Melghat, Medicinal Plants, Phytochemical

 
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