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Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Activity of Solanum torvum Against Respiratory Tract Pathogens

M Rajathi D Modilal1*, R Sindhu2, R Cecily Rosemary Latha1 and R Anandan3

1PG and Research Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli, India
2Department of Biotechnology, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology, Kanchipuram, India
3Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, VELS Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: M Rajathi D Modilal, PG and Research Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli, India.

Received: December 12, 2019; Published: December 26, 2019



  Medicinal plants are extensively used to cure various infectious diseases in human beings, hence S. torvum was investigated for its activity against the isolated pathogens. The study was designed to screen and characterize the bacteria isolated from the respiratory tract infected patients. Phytochemical analysis of the plant showed the presence of alkaloids, terpenoids, flavonoids, saponins, steroids and phenols. Aqueous, ethanol and diethyl ether extract of S. torvum was prepared; four different concentrations of each extract was taken to determine the antibacterial activity against the isolated bacteria. The ethanolic extract of S. torvum showed highest antimicrobial activity in comparison to aqueous and diethyl ether extracts. Thus S. torvum has antimicrobial activity and can be used clinically to find novel antibacterial compounds for respiratory tract pathogens.

Keywords: Respiratory Tract Infections; Antibacterial Activity; Phytochemical Activity; S. torvum



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Citation: M Rajathi D Modilal., et al. “Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Activity of Solanum torvum Against Respiratory Tract Pathogens". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 62-66.

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