Antioxidant activity, Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial properties of Syzygium lateum leaves extract.
Publication Date : 09/04/2016
Abstract: To investigate the phytochemical composition, in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of methanolic extracts of Syzygium lateum leaves. Different solvent extracts (Methanol, Choloroform and Ethyl acetate) were prepared from fresh dried leaves of Syzygium lateum by rotator shaker method. The phytochemical screening was carried out number tested in different solvent extract. Methanolic extract of Syzygium lateum were tested for antimicrobial efficacy against Gram positive, Gram negative and fungal organisms. The antimicrobial effect produced by methanolic and chloroform extract of Syzygium lateum was comparable to that of gentamycin was used as standard. The antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts of Syzygium lateum estimated by free radical scavenging activity was determined treating with different concentrations of Vitamin C as standard antioxidant compound. Syzygium lateum was subjected for phytochemical analysis in different solvent extracts which revealed the presence of reducing compounds, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, steroids, terpenoids, phenols and absence of quinone, catachine and coumarine. Methanolic and chloroform extract of Syzygium lateum exhibits antimicrobial activity same as that compared to standard drugs gentamycin. The extract possesses a significant antioxidant potential compared to that of the standards L-ascorbic acid. These results concluded that Syzygium lateum leaves possess high antimicrobial and antioxidant activity and can be used for the development of a safe herbal antioxidant and antimicrobial agents. Keywords: Syzygium lateum, Phytochemical, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial
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