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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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Sonika Patwal

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Uttarakhand, India


  • Research Article   
    Phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity screening of Bombax ceiba flowers
    Author(s): Sonika Patwal and Niki Nautiyal*

    Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants is showing important and significant value to society. Bombax ceiba is an important medicinal plant of tropical and subtropical India. Its medicinal usage has been reported in the traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Sidha and Unani. The present study includes the detailed exploration of phytochemical properties, antimicrobial study and antioxidant activity of various extracts of Bombax ceiba in an attempt to provide a direction for further research. Freshly prepared extracts were exposed to standard phytochemical analysis for qualitative estimation of phytoconstituents. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of several phytochemicals viz., alkaloids, flavonoids, carbohydrate, steroids, phenol, tannins, saponins, protein, terpenoids and glycosides. Antibacterial activity of successive extracts (Petroleum Ether, Chloroform, E.. View More»
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