Study of Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Tribulus terretris against Selected Pathogenic Microorganisms
Department of Research, Priyamvada Birla Cancer Research Institute, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India
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- Sonam Pandey
Department of Research, Priyamvada
Birla Cancer Research Institute
Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Received September 23, 2014; Accepted Date: November 20, 2014; Published Date: November 27, 2014
Citation: Pandey S (2014) Study of Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Tribulus terretris against Selected Pathogenic Microorganisms. J Bioanal Biomed S12:001. doi:10.4172/1948-593X.S12-001
Copyright: © 2014 Pandey S. 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.
Medicinal herbs have a long history in improving human health and curing various diseases. A wide interest has been made for researchers using herbal material in identification of the active components and verification of their efficiency. We evaluated the aqueous and methanol extracts of T. terrestris for the phytochemical content and its antimicrobial activity. Phytochemical screening of the extracts revealed the presence of alkaloids flavonoids, saponins, anthraquinone, terpenoids, tannins, reducing sugar, and Cardiac Glycosides, etc. Disc diffusion method determined antibacterial effect of T. terrestris extracts. Methanolic extract have shown better inhibition than aqueous, again all the tested pathogens. Our results indicate that T. terrestris has potential therapeutic phytochemicals, which can be used as an alternative medicine for human health.