Author: Anwar Ali Shad, Zakir U Din, Jehan Bakht and Saleem Jan

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 30 Issue 3


The present paper investigates antioxidant, antimicrobial and photochemical screening different extracts of Fagonia olivieri. Analysis of the data indicated that the subject plant contained a good amount of flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids and steroids. Maximum concentrations of phenolic compounds was found in methanol fraction (29.0±6.12 mg GAE/g) while minimum (22.10±6.31mg GAE/g) in methylated spirit fraction. Similarly, ethanol fraction contained higher concentration of flavonoid content (135.4±7.63mg Quercetin/g) followed by methanol fraction (138.4±2.96 mg Quercetin/g). Analysis of the data revealed that maximum antioxidant activity was recorded in mthylated spirit fraction (IC50= 10.69±1.66) followed by methanol fraction (IC50= 9.10±0.76) while no activity was noted in hexane fraction. The data indicated good antibacterial and antifungal activity against S. typhi, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and A. flavus.

KEYWORDS: Phyto-chemistry screening, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity, anti-oxidant activity, Fagonia olivieri

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