Author: Anwar Ali Shad, Seemab Asmat, Jehan Bakht, Saleem Jan and Muhammad Azim Khan
Publishing Date: 2016
Volume: 29 Issue: 3
The present study reveals antimicrobial potentials and phytochemical analysis of A. javanica and L. ustitatissimum. Phytochemical analysis indicated that the tested plants contained a substantial amount of flavonoids, terpenoids and steroids while saponins and tannins were absent in L. ustitatissimum, however, tannins were present in A. javanica. L. ustitatissimum contained maximum total phenolic content of 166.36mg/g in methylated spirit fraction while its ethyl acetate fraction contained highest quantity of flavonoids 27.6mg/g in case of Aerva javanica. Antimicrobial potentials of the subject plants revealed that L. ustitatissimum had maximum antibacterial activity (MIC=4.33μg/ml) while A. javanica was most effective against fungal strains (MIC=2.66μg/ml).
KEYWORDS: Phytochemicals, antimicrobial, flavonoid, terpenoid, steroid, saponin, Aerva javanica, L. ustitatissimum.