Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

Qualitative Phytochemicals Analysis and In vitro Antibacterial Efficacy of Methanolic and Hydroalcoholic Ricinus communis L. Leaves Extracts

Neha, Chauhan S and Negi DS

Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh University, India

*Corresponding Author: Neha, Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh University, India.

Received: February 19, 2024; Published: February 28, 2024


The prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bugs has evolved as a significant global health concern worldwide. The escalating prevalence of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens is concerning, emphasizing the significance of developing novel and innovative antimicrobial therapies. The use of plant-based pharmaceuticals is increasingly growing as a safer, simple, affordable and chemical free substitute. Consequently, numerous research laboratories are actively engaged in the exploration of novel biologically active compounds with antimicrobial potential. Ricinus communis is one such important medicinal herb renowned for its significant amounts of flavonoids, phenols and tannins etc. The antibacterial efficacy of methanol and hydro-alcohol crude leaves concentrates of R. communis was determined against P. vulgaris (MTCC 1771), S. pyogenes (MTCC 442), B. subtilus (MTCC 441), S. aureus (MTCC 96) using agar well diffusion assay. Keeping in view the potential of Ricinus communis, the current research aimed to investigate, qualitative phytochemicals assessment and antimicrobial efficacy. Therefore, this study reveals that R. communis extracts contain a variety of chemical components linked to their antimicrobial properties giving a maximum Zone of Inhibition (ZOI) by Methanolic concentrate in comparison to the Hydro-alcoholic extract.

Keywords: Ricinus communis; Phytochemicals; Multidrug Resistance; Zone of Inhibition; P. vulgaris; S. pyogenes; B. subtilus; S. aureus; ZOI


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Citation: Neha., et al. “Qualitative Phytochemicals Analysis and In vitro Antibacterial Efficacy of Methanolic and Hydroalcoholic Ricinus communis L. Leaves Extracts".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.3 (2024): 101-106.


Copyright: © 2024 Neha., et al. 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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