Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Pharmacognostical and Antimicrobial investigation of Jatropha curcas, Linn., Leaf.



Address:   K. P. Jaiganesh1*, B. Sreedharren2, G. Arunachalam3, R. Nirmala4, R. Nepolean5
1Division of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
3PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India.
4,5Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Jatropha curcas, Linn., is a large shrub belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae. The present investigation aims to find out the pharmacognostical characters which includes macroscopy, histology, powder microscopy, physico chemical parameters, preliminary phytochemical screening and antibacterial potential of the leaf of Jatropha curcas, Linn., by adopting standard procedures. This present study reveals that pharmacognostical identity of this plant. Ethanol extract (25, 50 mg/ml) exhibits significant antibacterial activity against Escherchia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Micrococcus luteus by disc plate method using Ofloxacin as a standard (10µg/ml).
KEYWORDS:
Pharmacognosy, Jatropha curcas, Phytochemical screening, Antibacterial activity.
Cite:
K. P. Jaiganesh, B. Sreedharren, G. Arunachalam, R. Nirmala, R. Nepolean. Pharmacognostical and Antimicrobial investigation of Jatropha curcas, Linn., Leaf. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2013; Vol. 3: Issue 4, Pg 195-199.
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