EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF HEART WOOD OF PTEROCARPUS MARSUPIUM ROXB (FABACEAE).
Vinutha Bhat, Shivananda Nayak B*, Mamatha Ballal, Shivananda Baliga
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
The aim of this study is to determine the antimicrobial activity and
phytochemical constituents of heart wood of pterocarpus marsupium.
The alcoholic extract of heart wood of pterocarpus marsupium was
tested against two gram positive (Enterococci and Staphylococcus
aureus) and negative (Escherichia coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa)
microbial organisms and a fungal strain Candida albicans. The heart
wood extract was also evaluated for determining the phytochemical
constituents. All the microorganisms tested were sensitive to the
extract which demonstrated the positive activity of the extract. The
phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of saponins, tannins
triterpenes and flavonoids which could also be responsible for the antidiabetic activity of the