Phytochemical screening, antibacterial and antifungal activity of Pinda concanensis (Dalzell) P.K. Mukh. & Constance (Apiaceae) an endemic plant from Nasik district (M.S.) India
AbstractMedicinal plants are a source of great economic value all over the world. Various medicinal plants have been used for years in daily life to treat diseases. Present study illustrates the phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Pinda concanensis (Dalzell) P.K. Mukh. & Constance. The selected plant Fruits were collected and powdered. The bioactive compounds were extracted by using Methanol, Ethanol, Petroleum ether and water in a soxhlet extractor. The antimicrobial activity was determined by using agar disc and well diffusion method. Acetone and chloroform extracts were mixed with 1ml diethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and added into the well. The extract of Methanol with Pinda concanensis (Dalzell) P.K. Mukh. & Constance has shown maximum zone of inhibition against bacterial pathogens when compared to chloral and water extract. Phytochemical analysis reflected the antimicrobial activity of Pinda concanensis (Dalzell) P.K. Mukh. & Constance which is due to the presence of phytochemical compounds like alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids, flavonoids, Saponins, Phenolic compounds and tannins. The results of agar well diffusion method indicated the inhibition and it depends largely upon plant parts used and organism tested.
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