Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Leaves Extract of Bersama abyssinica
Mathewos Anza, Feleke Worku, Solomon Libsu, Fikre Mamo, Milkyas Endale
Corresponding Author : Mathewos Anza
Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Science, Debre Tabor University, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia.
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Received : 2015-06-12 Accepted : 2015-07-23 Published : 2015-07-23
Abstract : The present work investigate the phytochemical screening and antibacterial activities of leaves extract of B. abyssinica by disc diffusion method .The leaves of B. abyssinica were extracted with increasing gradient of organic solvents (petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol). Phytochemical screening results confirmed the presence of alkaloids, glycosodes, flavonoids, steroids, phenols, tannins, triterpenene, anthraquinones, polysterols, coumarins and absence of saponins. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of crude leaves extracts of B. abyssinica via disc diffusion method against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus Klebsiella pneumonia and Salmonella typhi showed dose dependant activities in both microorganisms. B. abyssinica methanol and chloroform leaves extracts exhibited much higher antibacterial activity against the tested pathogenic bacteria. Results have proved that B. abyssinica leaves possess antibacterial activity.
Keywords : B. abyssinica, phytochemical screening, anti-bacterial activity
Citation : Mathewos Anza, et al (2015). Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Leaves Extract of Bersama abyssinica. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V3I2. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.898035
Copyright : © 2015 Mathewos Anza. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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