Phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Cassia auriculata

Santosh Ch., Idress Hamad Attitalla*, R. Ranganath Reddy, M. Madan Mohan

Abstract


Most of the fast research indicated that plants are a good source in treating many of the diseases affecting mankind. In this notice we successfully screened out Cassia auriculata for the phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial activity and antioxidant activity. Aqueous extract of this  plant were discovered in the phytochemical analysis and results indicated that extract have  high amount of steroids, tri terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, glycosides, gums and mucilage and phenolic compounds whereas  absence of carbohydrates. Antimicrobial screening for the four bacterial strains like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis were performed in which good antimicrobial activity was associated with the Bacillus subtilis followed by Staphylococcus aureus. Antioxidant activity was performed in terms of inhibition of free radicals by DPPH. The percentage of this activity was in the range of 70-90% by comparing the standard ascorbic acid. Based on these properties, it was considered as good medicinal plant to treat the all diseases of humans.

Keywords


Cassia auriculata; phytochemical analysis; antimicrobial activity; DPPH; antioxidant activity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2013.10.0022

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