IN VITRO ANTI MICROBIAL AND ANTI OXIDANT ASSAY OF ROOT OF ECHINOPSIS CALOCHLORA SCHUM
Anbarasi K.*, Bertilla Allbert, Hemalatha J. and Nandini J.
The use of plant extracts and phytochemicals, both with known antimicrobial properties, can be of great significance in therapeutic treatments of various ailments, including asthma, gastro-intestinal problems, skin disorders, respiratory and urinary complications, and hepatic and cardiovascular disease. Several pharmacological studies have confirmed that medicinal plants exhibit biological activities and that plant species can contain a diverse range of bioactive molecules responsible for a collection of pharmacological properties. The pharmacological benefits of medicinally important plants are primarily due to bioactive phytochemicals produced in the plant tissues as primary and secondary metabolites. These constituents have been identified as alkaloids, glycosides, flavanoids, phenolics, saponins, tannins, and essential oils, steroids etc. The present study investigates the phytochemical analysis and pharmacological activities of root of Echinopsis calochlora schum (ECS-R).[Full Text Article]