Methanolic Fruit Pericarp Extract of Feronia limonia against Microorganisms Involved in Pathology of Various Diseases

Methanolic Fruit Pericarp Extract of Feronia limonia against Microorganisms Involved in Pathology of Various Diseases


Swathi P*, Eswar Kumar K, Sastry N


Abstract

To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Feronia limonia against various microorganisms. The qualitative phytochemical analysis was conducted to screen the presence of active compounds like alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, tannins flavonoids, volatile oils, unsaturated sterols, free fatty acids, reducing sugars and steroids. The antimicrobial activity of methanol pericarp extract of Feronia limonia L. (Rutaceae) was studied by agar well diffusion method in vitro. Methonolic pericarp extract of Feronia limonia showed presence of flavonoids, volatile oils, unsaturated sterols and free fatty acids except alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, tannins, reducing sugars and steroids. The pericarp of Feronia limonia was extracted with methanol. The effect of antimicrobial potential was examined against Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Shigella dysenteriae and Enterococcus faecalis. The methanol extract of the fruit pericarp has showed consistently significant inhibitory activity on different bacterial species tested and found the significance of antimicrobial activity of Feronia limonia.


Keywords

Feronia limonia, Phytochemicals, Antimicrobial Activity

 


Cite This Article

Swathi, P., Eswar Kumar, K., & Sastry, N. (2014). Methanolic Fruit Pericarp Extract of Feronia limonia against Microorganisms Involved in Pathology of Various Diseases, International Journal for Pharmceutical Research Scholars, 3(4), 109-114.

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