ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

S.N. Suresh and N. Nagarajan
PG and Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore-29, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(2):801-803
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 03/05/2009 | Accepted: 14/06/2009| Published: 31/10/2009

In the present study, the methanolic extract of the stem of Begonia malabarica was subjected to preliminary phytochemical studies and antimicrobial studies against certain human pathogenic microorganisms. The phytochemical analysis showed the presence of Flavanoids, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Steroids, Resins, Tannins and Thiols. The antimicrobial activity analysis shows that activity against bacterial strains is comparatively less than that of the fungal strains.


Begonia malabarica, Phytochemical analysis, Antimicrobial activity

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