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PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA

Sharma Ankita*,Sati Sushil Chandra,Tomar Arti

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This study is done on leaves extract of Cinammomum Camphora.Extraction of leaves of Cinnamomum Camphora yielded 10.12% of Pet.Ether extract,13.60% of Chloroform extract, 10.59% of Acetone extract and 17.02% of methanol extract The present study was aimed at detecting the phytochemicals and evaluating antimicrobial activities of Cinammomum camphora known for their medicinal properties in folk medicine.The results showed the presence of alkaloids, Tannins and Carbohydrate.The assessment of antifungal activity was performed in terms of percentage of radial growth on solid medium (potatoes dextrose agar PDA) against Aspergillus Niger,Scolorotium,Candida Albicans and Rhizopus.The antibacterial effect was studied by the agar direct contact method using Bacillus Cerus, Pseudomonas and Escherichia Coli...Finally, the results of antimicrobial activity of the aqueous extract showed a pronounced antifungal activity against the tested strains.The results revealed that the methanolic extract exhibited significant antimicrobial activity of concentration of 100-500 μ/ml respectively against tested organisms, particularly more effective against Aspergillus Niger,Candida Albicans and Escherichia coli than the other extracts when compared to the standard drug Chloroamphenicol,Ampicillin and Streptomycin.

Keywords: Cinammomum Camphora,Pet.Ether(Petroleum Ether).


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