Volume : III, Issue : XII, December - 2013

PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL STUDIES ON VITEX QUINATA (Lour) F.N. Williams (VERBENACEAE) FROM ANDHRA PRADESH

Singanamala Ramesh, Rudraraju Reddi Venkata Raju

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The present paper deals with phytochemical screening and antimicrobial studies on Vitex quinata, one of the potential medicinal plants endemic to Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The leaves, stem bark were screened for phytochemical composition and antimicrobial activities, which revealed that the phenolic compounds especially alkaloids and coumarins may be responsible for antimicrobial activities. The most susceptible microorganisms were found to be Bacillus cereus, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, and Staphylococcus aureus. Vitex quinata could be exploited for better infection management of various diseases. Normal 0 false false false EN–US X–NONE X–NONE

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Singanamala Ramesh, Rudraraju Reddi Venkata Raju PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL STUDIES ON VITEX QUINATA (Lour) F.N. Williams (VERBENACEAE) FROM ANDHRA PRADESH Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.XII Dec 2013


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