Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2018)
Phytochemical profiling Antibacterial and Antioxidant potential of Cissampelos pareira L. leave extracts
Author(s): S Seetharaman, V Indra, M Durairasu, B Sangeetha
Abstract: Different solvent extracts (Methanol, chloroform and aqueous) of Cissampelos pareira were evaluated for their antibacterial activity against selected clinical pathogens. The results showed that the methanol extract of C. pareira significant antibacterial activity against the selected pathogens. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponin, phenols, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids glycosides, carbohydrates and anthraquinones. The antioxidant analysis (DPPH assay) was also carried out using the three extracts of which methanol extract showed remarkable antioxidant activity. From the results, it is clear that in the future C. pareira may pave the way for designing the new drugs for controlling bacterial diseases.