Quantification of phenolic compounds of wild plants Pulicaria gnaphalodes and their antimicrobial activity

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Quantification of phenolic compounds of wild plants Pulicaria gnaphalodes and their antimicrobial activity

Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Ahid Rashid, Ishtique Ahmad, Sheraz Ahmed, Salmaan Saeed, Muhammad Qumar, Muhammad Imran
Int. J. Biosci.18( 1), 15-25, January 2021.
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The current study was used to determine the antioxidant potential of aqueous methanolic extracts of roots of Pulicaria gnaphalodes and quantified the bioactive compound through HPLC.  The aqueous methanolic extract of roots recorded the highest total polyphenols content (TPC) 41.56 mg GAE/g of DM and total flavonoid contents (TFC) 29.58 mg QE/g of DM. Results showed that maximum DPPH free radical scavenging activity and reducing power was observed with an aqueous methanolic extract about 88% and 1.41 nm absorption respectively. Antibacterial activity of the different extracts showed that most of the bacterial strains tested were sensitive to Pulicaria gnaphalodes extracts.


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