Pharmacognostical, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial studies of aerial part of Pulicaria crispa (Family: Asteraceae)

Citation:
Foudah, A. I., A. Alam, G. A. Soliman, M. A. Salkini, E. I. O. Ahmed, and H. S. Yusufoglu, "Pharmacognostical, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial studies of aerial part of Pulicaria crispa (Family: Asteraceae)", Bull. Env. Pharmacol. Life Sci, vol. 4, pp. 19–27, 2015.

Abstract:

The study was designed to investigate the active phytochemicals present in the methanolic extract (ME) of Pulicaria crispa (P. crispa). The antimicrobial and antioxidant activities were also explored. These investigations were carried with an aim to use this plant in future. The morphological, microscopical and physicochemical investigation was carried out before the investigation of phytochemicals for authentication purpose. The antimicrobial activity was tested against Gram-positive, Gram-negative bacteria, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. Ampicillin was used as a standard for comparing the zone of inhibition. The in vitro 2,2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and Ferric reducing ability (FRAP) models were used for the investigation of antioxidant activity. The results of the authenticated plant, phytochemical examination was shown the presence of biological active compounds. Marked antimicrobial and antioxidant activities were observed which may be due to the presence of tannins, phenols and flavonoids in the ME. The outcome of the present finding was suggested that it may be a good source of active antibacterial and antioxidant phytochemicals.

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