PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY EVALUATION STUDIES OF BERBERIS ARISTATA
Roopa B., Yogeesh M.*, Shwetha S. P., Jayanth R. and Netravathi R.
Berberis aristata (Berberidaceae) is an important medicinal plant & found in the different region of the world. It has significant medicinal value in the traditional Indian & European system of medicine. The aim of the present investigation was undertaken to find out phytochemical & antimicrobial activity of aqueous and alcoholic extract of Berberis aristata. In this study includes determination of phytochemical analysis (qualitative and quantitative), antimicrobial study & estimation of total steroid content. Preliminary phytochemical analysis showed by presence of carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoid, tannin & steroid. Total steroid content was found to be 2.67%. Antimicrobial activity showed good activity against gram positive and negative bacteria but in case of fungi shoed positive result against Penicillium brocae and sensitive to Aspergillus terreus.
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Berberis aristata, aqueous and alcoholic, phytochemical.
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