QUALITATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTI-MICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SIDDHA HERBAL PREPARATION NELLI KUDINEER (AMLA)
Sumayya M.* and Manoharan A.
Phytochemical is a compound responsible for color and biological properties of plants. The term is generally used to refer to those chemicals that may have biological significance but are not established as essential nutrients. The Qualitative Phytochemical analysis and anti microbial activities of Nelli Kudineer (Phyllanthus emblica(L)) have been determined from this study. The Harborne et al.(1999) methodology was used for phytochemical analysis. The alcoholic extract of Nelli Kudineer (NK) have some chemical active substances that produce a definite physiological action and therapeutic uses in the human body. The Qualitative Chemical screening of alcohol extract of NK is revealed the presence of various secondary metabolites such as Alkaloids, Phenols, Glycosides, Steroids, Tannins and Terpenoids. The Nelli Kudineer has Zonal inhibitory concentration of anti-microbial activity against E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus which is assayed by Agar-Well Diffusion method.
Keywords: Nelli Kudineer(Amla), Qualitative Phytochemical analysis, ZIC, Anti-microbial activity.
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