Journal: JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal

Article Id: JPRS-PDRS-0000265
Title: Preliminary phytochemical screening and evaluation of antibacterial effect of Amaranthus caudatus
Category: Plant Drugs Related Study
Section: Research Article
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    Amaranthus caudatus is a medicinal plant belongs to the family Amarannthaceae. The present study was carried out to investigate the phytochemical constituents and assayed for antibacterial effect of this plant. In the phytochemical screening, different types of solvent like ethanol, chloroform, petroleum ether were taken which revealed that the leaves extract of Amaranthus caudatus contain flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, cardiac glycosides, carbohydrates, tannins, saponins, proteins as secondary metabolites and chemical compounds. The microorganisms assayed for antibacterial activity were against three Gram positive bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus pyrogenes, Enterococcus faecalis and three Gram negative bacteria Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa The result showed that the leaf extract of Amaranthus caudatus can be used as a good herbal medicine.

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    Merina Paul Das*, Dhiraj Kumar

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    Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Bharath University, Chennai-600073,Tamil Nadu, India

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    Merina Paul Das
    Department of Industrial Biotechnology
    Bharath University,Chennai. 600073,
    Tamilnadu, India.

    Received on:19-11-2012; Revised on: 22-12-2012; Accepted on:27-01-2013

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    Merina Paul Das*, Dhiraj Kumar

    Title:Preliminary phytochemical screening and evaluation of antibacterial effect of Amaranthus caudatus
    Journal:JPR:BioMedRx:An International Journal
    Vol(issue):1 (February)
    Page No: (195-198)
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    Methodology:Antibacterial assay
    Research Materials:Amaranthus caudatus


Amaranthus caudatus Leaf extract Phytochemicals Antibacterial.

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