Laboratorio de Biotecnología. Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Durango. Becaria COFAA; Sigma 119, Fraccionamiento 20 de Noviembre II, Durango, Dgo., 34220, México

Authors

  • Shahid Aziz Department of Chemistry, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur (AJK), Pakistan
  • Hidayat Hussain UoN Chair of Oman’s Medicinal Plants and Marine Natural Products University of Nizwa P.O Box 33, Postal Code 616 Birkat Al Mauz, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
  • Anisa Younis Department of Chemistry, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur (AJK), Pakistan
  • Habib ur-Rehman Department of Chemistry, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur (AJK), Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahid Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Arshad Farooq Butt Department of Chemistry, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur (AJK), Pakistan
  • Ivan R Green Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, P/Bag X1 Matieland 7602, South Africa

Keywords:

Justice adhatoda L., anti-microbial, antifungal, antioxidant and heomolytic activity

Abstract

Phytochemical and biological investigations were undertaken on ethanolic extracts of the leaves and root bark of Justica adhatoda L. Alkaloids, cardiac glycosides, tannins, steroids and saponins were detected in extracts from both parts of the title plant. Reducing sugars were not detected in either extract whereas flavonoids were detected in ethanolic extract of J. adhatota leaves only. Significant antibacterial and antifungal activities against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Aspergillus niger were demonstrated by both the leaf and root bark extracts. Additionally, both extracts displayed good antioxidant and heomolytic potential. Interestingly, eight metal ions were detected in both extracts in different concentrations.

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31-03-2017

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Shahid Aziz, Hidayat Hussain, Anisa Younis, Habib ur-Rehman, Muhammad Shahid, Arshad Farooq Butt, Ivan R Green. Laboratorio de Biotecnología. Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Durango. Becaria COFAA; Sigma 119, Fraccionamiento 20 de Noviembre II, Durango, Dgo., 34220, México . ijp [Internet]. 2017 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];9(1):10-4. Available from: https://ijp.arjournals.org/index.php/ijp/article/view/507

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