Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2015)
Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Mallotus philippensis Muell. Arg.
Author(s): Madhavi Adhav
Abstract: Mallotus philippensis Muell. Arg (Euphorbiaceae) is one of the medicinally important plant used in indigenous system of medicine for cultivation prospects. It is commonly known as "Kamela". Antimicrobial studies of Mallotus philippensis (red hairy substance from fruits) extracts show strong antibacterial activity against selected gram negative and gram positive bacteria viz. Escherichia (MTCC 739) Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 25668. Shigella dysenteriae (Locally isolated) Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC9144), Streptococcus sp. (ATCC 6633) and Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633). The extract is known to contain flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, proteins and amino acids. The fruits contain various active ingredients and different types of flavonoids. The result of the present study showed a good deal of correlation with antimicrobial study and also corrected usage of the plant in medicinal systems.
How to cite this article:
Madhavi Adhav. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Mallotus philippensis Muell. Arg.. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 3(5): 188-191.