Analysis of Phytochemistry and Antimicrobial activity of Tridax procumbens Linn
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ahmad Mir S
Institute of Basic Sciences, Bundelkhand
University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 16, 2016; Accepted date: June 25, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Mir AS, Dar MA, Mir S, Ahmad SM, Chitale G (2016) Analysis of Phytochemistry and Antimicrobial activity of Tridax procumbens Linn. Chem Sci J 7:132. doi:10.4172/2150-3494.1000132
Copyright: © 2016 Mir AS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the phytochemistry and bioactive nature of Tridax procumbens. The ethanol, benzene and petroleum ether extracts of dried roots of this plant were investigated for phytochemistry and antibacterial analysis. The antibacterial activity was evaluated against different bacterial strains viz. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Shigella flaxineri by detecting zone of inhibition. The zone of inhibition was compared with standard discs of Gentamicin. From these extracts, two of them (ethanolic and pet-ether extracts) revealed significant results as compared to benzene extract. The qualitative analysis revealed the presence of flavonoids, pholabatannins, resins, tannins, phenols, lipids and fats and carbohydrates.