Phytochemical analysis and antifungal activity of Cauliflower stem (Brassica oleraceae var botrytis L.)
Publication Date : 23/09/2017
Nature has provided a complete store house of remedies to cure all ailment of mankind. The present study was carried out to investigate the phytochemicals profile of stems of Brassica oleraceae. The stem powder was successively extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform and ethanol. Phytochemicals analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, anthraquinone, protein phenols, Quinone and carbohydrate. The result of the study could be useful for human therapy, veterinary, agriculture and scientific research of the plant. Antifungal activity of Brassica oleracea stem against Aspergillus niger was carried out and it was found that the extracts have maximum percentage of growth inhibition against Aspergillus niger.
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