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International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Life Science
Volume 5 Issue 3, July - September 2015    Pages:34-38
STUDIES ON ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ACALYPHA INDICA ALONG WITH PRILIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING

INDIRA PRIYA DARSINI.A
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Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to investigate the antibacterial properties and phytochemical evaluation of of Acalypha indica. The organic solvent ( Ethanol,Methanol,Hexane) and water extracts from the whole plant of Acalypha indica (Euphorbiaceae) were tested against, Salmonella typhimurium, Proteus vulagaris, Shigella dysenteriae and a fungal pathogen Candida albicans by Agar disc diffusion method. The results showed prominent antimicrobial activity against the tested microbial pathogens. Of all those, Methanol extract was found to give a strong antimicrobial effect when compared to the other extracts (Ethanol, Hexane and water). Phytochemicals like tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroids , saponins and terpenoids are found in the tested samples. The Anthraquinones were found to be absent in plant material observed.
Keywords: Acalypha indica, Agar Disc Diffusion Method, Phytochemicals, Antimicrobial Properties
 
 
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