Pharmacological Study of Trichodesma Indicum

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2014 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 4 Issue - 2                           
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors :Mohana Priya. R ,  Senthilkumar. P


"Pharmacological Study of Trichodesma Indicum",International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT), V4(2):1-5 Apr - Jun 2014. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Objective: To investigate the phytochemical screening and selected pharmacological activities of the methanolic extract of the plant Trichodesma indicum. Methods: The antibacterial potential of the methanolic leaf extract of the studied species was tested against Escherichia coli,Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Streptococcus pyrogens and Bacillus subtilis by agar well diffusion method. The higher zone of inhibition (15mm) was observed against the bacterium Bacillus subtilisat (100?l) concentration of methanol leaf extract. Results: Preliminary phytochemical analysis of studied species shows that presence of phytochemical compounds like alkaloids, tannins, reducing sugars and flavonoids. GC-MS analysis confirms the occurrence of 20 different compounds in the methanol leaf extract of the both studied species. Conclusions: The obtained results provide a support for the use of this plant in traditional medicine but further pharmacokinetics studies are required.


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Methanol extract ofTrichodesma indicum, Phytochemical Analysis, Antibacterial activity, GC-MS analysis.