Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 6

Phytochemical Screening and Bioactivity of Some Indian Medicinal Plants

E.S. Sangeethpriya1, P. Raji1, C.R. Saranya1, Tephilin Shilpa1 and Antony V. Samrot1*

Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Sholinganallur, Chennai ? 600 119, India.

Received on 06 September 2014 and accepted on 21 November 2014

 

ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants are having various phytochemicals which show diverse bioactivity. In this study, various medicinal plants were collected and analyzed for their bioactivity and also screened for their phytochemical constituents. TLC-bioautography for antioxidant activity confirmed the presence of antioxidant molecule in Aegle marmelos, P. murex and H.enneasperms. Aegle marmelos and other plants too showed antibacterial activity. Antibacterial activity was confirmed by SEM analysis

Keywords : Phytochemicals; Bioactivity; TLC-bioautography, SEM - scanning electron microscopy.