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Research Paper | Medicinal Plants | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Phytochemical Analysis and Antibacterial Activities of Terminalia pallida against Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Pseudmonas aeruginosa
Abstract: Indian medicine is known as the richest, the first and the foremost among other branches of medical knowledge that is available elsewhere on the globe. Much of the information was amply recorded by experienced individuals of this art. The earliest written record of the preparation and use of medicine from plants is in the Rig-Veda, Atharvanaveda documented more details on medicinal herbs and their varied utility. Throughout the history of man, plant drugs have played a vital role in healing and curing illness. Many indigenous methods were in use for centuries to treat various ailments. To elevate the medicinal properties, Different parts of Terminalia pallida were collected from different localities of Veligonda hill range, Eastern Ghats, Nellore Dt, Andhra Pradesh, India. The methanolic extracts of various parts of the plants were qualitatively screened for phytochemicals by using standard procedures which revealed the presence of various important bioactive chemical entities. Antibacterial activity of the methanolic extracts of stem bark and fruit were evaluated against Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The methanolic extracts of these plant parts have exhibited significant broad spectrum antibacterial activities.
Keywords: Stem bark, Antibacterial, Bioactive
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,
Pages: 193 - 201