Qualitative phytochemical analysis and inhibitory property of Blue Butterfly Pea flower extract against Escherichia coli

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Qualitative phytochemical analysis and inhibitory property of Blue Butterfly Pea flower extract against Escherichia coli

Ferdinand A. Dumalagan, Caryl Joy Alvares, Robert L. Salamasan
Int. J. Biosci.22( 4), 96-102, April 2023.
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From ancient times, medicinal plants have been utilized to heal a variety of human illnesses. The development of antibiotics as a means of treating diverse bacterial illnesses sparked a revolution in medicine. Several therapeutic plant extracts are known to have antibacterial properties that are applied in the preservation of food and for therapeutic purposes. Blue butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) is a plant that is popularly used as medicine and recognized to treat a number of illnesses. Practically, every component of this plant is said to have therapeutic properties. Furthermore, C. ternatea plant has strong antibacterial effect as it contains biological compounds that act as best antimicrobial property against bacteria. Also, phytochemical analysis of C. ternatea flower extract showed the presence of flavonoids, steroids and tannins in which these phytochemical compounds contributed to the antibacterial ability of the flower extract. On the other hand, C. ternatea flower extract has a heavy amount of flavonoids and these results to a very active capacity to inhibit the growth of the Escherichia coli. Hence, flavonoids are reported that it has the capability against infectious degenerative disease, viral and bacterial. Certainly, this medicinal plant may be used for an alternative medicine considering the fact that this is harmless, low-cost production and its flower can be eaten raw.


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