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BIOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL STUDY OF BOERHAVIA ERECTA AND CHROMOLAENA ODORATA (L.) KING & ROBINSON

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Author(s): M. Suriyavathana et al.

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
ISSN 0975-8232

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 465;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Boerhavia erecta | Chromolaena odorata | Biochemical constituents | Antimicrobial activity

ABSTRACT
Purpose: The present study was designed to evaluate the phytochemical, biochemical and antimicrobial activity of leaf extracts of Boerhavia erecta and Chromolaena odorata. Methods: The leaves of Boerhavia erecta and Chromolaena odorata were washed with tap water followed by distilled water. The cleaned leaves were shade dried and then made to fine powder by using homogenizer. About 1.0 gram of clean dried leaf was taken along with 10 ml ethanol and mashed well in a homogenizer and filtered, then used for biochemical,phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity by using various standard methods.Results and Conclusions: Since, these plants possess many medicinal properties and the results showed that both the plant extracts possessed significant levels of minerals and vitamins. The presence of biochemical constituents and positive antimicrobial activity expertise its medicinal property. Natural products perform various functions, and many of them have interesting and useful biological activities. Boerhavia erecta and Chromolaena odorata are plants which are extensively used in folk medicine.
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