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Pak J Pharm Sci. 2016 May;29(3):861-8.

Antimicrobial potentials and phytochemical analysis of desert cotton (A. Javanica) and flax (L. Ustitatissimum).

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1
Department of Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.
2
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.
3
Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Bannu KPK Pakistan.
4
Department of Weed Science, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.

Abstract

The present study reveals antimicrobial potentials and phytochemical analysis of A. javanica and L. ustitatissimum. Phytochemical analysis indicated that the tested plants contained a substantial amount of flavonoids, terpenoids and steroids while saponins and tannins were absent in L. ustitatissimum, however, tannins were present in A. javanica. L. ustitatissimum contained maximum total phenolic content of 166.36mg/g in methylated spirit fraction while its ethyl acetate fraction contained highest quantity of flavonoids 27.6mg/g in case of Aerva javanica. Antimicrobial potentials of the subject plants revealed that L. ustitatissimum had maximum antibacterial activity (MIC=4.33μg/ml) while A. javanica was most effective against fungal strains (MIC=2.66μg/ml).

PMID:
27166531
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