Research Articles

2019  |  Vol: 4(5)  |  Issue: 5 (September- October) |
Preliminary phytochemical study and antibacterial activity of Tamarindus indica leaves

Pradeep Vikram1, Santosh Mishra2, Ravikant Vishwakarma2, Ajay Kumar Shukla2*

1Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science & Technology Pharmacy, Jabalpur, India

2Department of Pharmaceutical Science, ITM College of Pharmacy, GIDA Gorakhpur, India

*Address for Corresponding Author

Ajay Kumar Shukla

Department of Pharmaceutical Science,

ITM College of Pharmacy, GIDA Gorakhpur, India



Objective: Preliminary studies on phytochemical and antimicrobial activity of Tamarindus indica leaves. Material and methods: Plant leaves material was collected, washed, dried, coarsely grinded and defatted with petroleum ether and extracted by using ethanol and water. The both extract was taken and performed the preliminary phytochemical tests, powder character and antimicrobial activity on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhi microorganism, using Amoxicillin as reference standard drug, paralysis and death time was noted. Results: Results of the phytochemical studies revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, steroids, flavonoids, tannins and the extracts were active against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Conclusions: The ethanolic extracts of Tamarindus indica Linn leaves were selected and studied for antimicrobial activity. The ethanolic extract of Tamarindus indica Linn showed significant results.

Keywords: Tamarindus indica Linn, physical constants, microscopy, antimicrobials activity

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