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PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL STUDIES OF ROOT EXTRACT OF CASSIA TORA L. FOR PHARMACEUTICAL IMPORTANCE

Imran Zainuddin Syed* and Rahimullah Shaikh

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Recently Antimicrobial activity and phytochemical analysis of root extracts of Cassia toral. from the campus of Government Vidharbha Institute of Science and Humanity, Amravati had been investigated. The root sample contained tannin, saponin, protein, steriods, carbohydrate, alkaloids, flavonoids and glycosides. Also the existence of some phytochemicals like tannin, saponin and steroids illustrated medicinal action of the plant in its therapeutic uses. The present investigation showed that root extract of Cassia tora l. are good source of bioactive compounds which have some medicinal applications. It was studied against four different bacteria by disc diffusion method. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated again human pathogens E. coli, P. vulgaris, S. typhi and S. aureus using an agar diffusion array. The root crude extract showed minimum inhibitory concentration of 440mg/ml. for S. typhi. The result of their phytochemcial screening and antimicrobial activity could justify the observed activities and validate their use in herbal medicine and can also be employed in the treatment of various ailments in modern medicine too.

Keywords: Phytochemical, Antimicrobial analysis, flavonoids, Cassia toral.


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