Ann Pharmacol Pharm | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Comparative Analysis of Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Phytochemicals from the Folk Medicinal Plants of Dharampur, Solan

Isha Sharma, Avinash Rangra and Astha Tripathi*

Department of Biotechnology and Applied Sciences, Shoolini University, India

*Correspondance to: Astha Tripathi 

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Objective: The main objective of the present research work was to examine the antimicrobial, antioxidant, qualitative phytochemicals screening and FT-IR analysis of some folk medicinal plants (Viola odorata flower, Tinospora cordifolia stem, Bacopa monnieri leaves and Mentha piperita leaves).Method: Aqueous extract was prepared of selected plant material and antimicrobial properties examined against the pathogenic bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and fungal strain (Candida albicans) by well diffusion assay. DPPH (1, 1-diphenyl- 2-picrylhydrazyl) assay was used to check the antioxidant potential of Tinospora cordifolia and Viola odorata. FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy was done to analyze the functional groups present in the medicinal plants (Viola odorata and Tinospora cordifolia). Phytochemical screening was done of both plant extract to observe the presence of bioactive components.Result: In the antimicrobial assay, best effect was observed in case of Viola odorata against the bacterial strain (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) whereas all the plant aqueous extract had good antifungal activity against the fungal strain (Candida albicans). The plants Tinospora cordifolia and Viola odorata exhibited an antioxidant activity in dose-dependent manner. FT-IR and phytochemicals screening showed the presence of flavanoids, phenols, alkaloids, and saponins compounds in both plant aqueous extract.Conclusion: This study concluded that all the selected folk medicinal plants can be used as alternative herbal treatment of diseases. Viola odorata and Tinospora cordifolia had antioxidant properties. Aqueous extract of both plants had the presence of various phytochemicals that can be used as pharmaceutical products.


Viola odorata; Tinospora cordifolia; Bacopa monnieri; Mentha piperita; Antimicrobial activity; Antioxidant activity; FT-IR; Phytochemicals; Medicinal plant


Sharma I, Rangra A, Tripathi A. Comparative Analysis of Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Phytochemicals from the Folk Medicinal Plants of Dharampur, Solan. Ann Pharmacol Pharm. 2019; 4(1): 1164.

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