Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Antibacterial and phytochemical analysis of Ceiba pentandra (L.) Seed extracts
Author(s): Parulekar GT
Abstract: In the present study the aqueous, methanol, ethanol and acetone extract of Ceiba pentandra were screened for the presence of phytochemical components and tested for antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Proteus vulgaris. Results revealed the presence of anthraquinones, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, glycosides and phenolics. The acetone extracts had wide range of antibacterial activity against bacterial pathogens than the ethanol and methanol extract, where as aqueous extract were slightly higher antibacterial activity as ethanol extract. Antibacterial activity of various extract of seeds of Ceiba pentandra would lead to the establishment of some compounds that could be used to formulate new and more potent antimicrobial drugs of natural origin. Further work is being carried out to isolate and identify the active constituents of the plants responsible for antibacterial activity.
How to cite this article:
Parulekar GT. Antibacterial and phytochemical analysis of Ceiba pentandra (L.) Seed extracts. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(3): 586-589.