Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Comparative studies on phytochemical and antimicrobial activity on aerial parts of Careya arborea
Author(s): Navya AS and Anitha S
Abstract: Careya arborea commonly called as kumbhi in Ayurveda. It is used as a astringent, demulcent, antipyretic and antipruritic, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticoagulant activity, CNS activity, antileishmanial activity, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antitumour, cytotoxic activity. The authenticated barks were procured from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi. In the present study the dried and powdered drug was successively extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol, ethanol and water by continuous hot extraction using soxhlet assembly. The respective percentage yields were recorded with regular intervals. All the extracts were subjected to antimicrobial activity by agar diffusion method out of which the methanolic extract showed significant antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungus.
How to cite this article:
Navya AS, Anitha S. Comparative studies on phytochemical and antimicrobial activity on aerial parts of Careya arborea. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):1384-1390.