Phytochemical screening and antibacterial property of carmona retusa (VAHL.) masam

Chandrappa, C P and Govindappa, M and Kumar, Anil N V (2012) Phytochemical screening and antibacterial property of carmona retusa (VAHL.) masam. International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 91-98. ISSN 2278 – 5221

[img] PDF
Int. J. Pharm. Med. & Bio. Sc..pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (559kB) | Request a copy
Official URL:


Three different extracts have been prepared with petroleum ether, methanol and chloroform separately from Carmona retusa. Methanol extract have yielded alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, phenols, tannins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids, cardenolides except anthraquinones and phlobatannins. Petroleum ether extract have yielded flavonoids, phenols, cardiac glycosides and terpenoids. Chloroform extract have yielded saponins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids and cardenolides. Antibacterial activity of petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol extracts obtained from the leaf of Carmona retusa were tested against four bacteria using the agar diffusion method. The experimental data indicated that all extracts exhibit moderate to appreciable antibacterial activities against Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Shigella flexneri and Pseudomonas aeruginosa .These results may suggest that Carmona retusa could be used as an antibacterial agent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carmona retusa, phytochemicals, antibacterial activity, agar diffusion method
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 10:16
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 10:16

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item