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Preliminary phytochemical, essential element analysis and antimicrobial activities of ethanolic extract of Lotus Corniculatus

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Syed M. Salman, Shaukat Ali, Ashfaq Ahmed, M. Siddique Afridi, Amin Ur Rehman

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Int. J. Biosci.7( 2), 106-115, August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/7.2.106-115


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Leaves of family fabaceae Lotus corniculatus were collected for preliminary phytochemical, antimicrobial and essential element analysis. The antimicrobial activities of ethanolic extract of lotus corniculatus were investigated against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Klebsiella pneumoniae and some fungal strains i.e. aspergillus Niger and aspergillus Flavus were susceptible to ethanolic extracts of this plant .The present study deals with the development of novel plants sources having antimicrobial activities. In this respect, ethanolic extracts of various parts of this plant were investigated against some bacterial and fungal strains. Various phytochemicals like flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, glycosides, phlobotannins, and cardiac glycosides were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. Similarly some essential elements were analyzed by using atomic absorption spectrometer. Moreover, the current research work will help to introduce new and cost effective antibiotic resources and will help to solve the problem of resistance develop by microbes against allopathic antibiotics.


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