ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

S.Nethaji and C.Manokaran
Department of Biochemistry, Marudupandiyar College, Vallam, Post, Thanjavur, Dist. Tamilnadu, India.
*Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):195-198
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 11/10/2008 | Accepted: 24/12/2008 | Published: 30/04/2009
Abstract

Ethanolic extracts of leaves and roots of Heliotropium indicum and Coldenia procumbens included in Boraginaeceae family were screened for phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activities towards five pathogens i.e. bacteria and three fungi. Among the four extracts, leaf extract of H.indicum showed the highest antimicrobial activity when compared with other extracts. Phytochemical analysis of all the extracts revealed that the antimicrobial activity of the plant material is due to the presence of phenolic compounds.

Keywords

Heliotropium indicum, Coldenia procumbens, Boraginaeceae, Antimicrobial activity, Phytochemicals

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