Yasotha, P and Rajendran, R (2019) PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL OF SEED AND BARK EXTRACTS OF SWIETENIA MAHAGONI (L.) JACQ. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 10 (2). pp. 712-720. ISSN 0975-8232

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Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq. belongs to the Meliaceae
family and it is native to the West Indies. It was introduced to India in 1975
and now grown in any parts of India. Biological activities of the plant are due
to the abundance of phenolic compounds including different terpenoids and
limonoids. The plant possesses various secondary metabolites which are
responsible for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-malarial, anti-diabetic antioxidant, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, anti-diarrhoeal, anti-pyretic and antiinflammatory properties. This antimicrobial activity encouraged to work on
identification of phytochemical and antimicrobial investigation of this herbal
plant. The seeds and barks of Swietenia mahagoni is subjected to
phytochemical screening for secondary metabolites and disk diffusion
method for its antimicrobial activity against standard MTCC strains, two
bacteria namely Staphylococcus aureus (gram+) (MTCC no. 6908),
Escherichia coli (gram-) (MTCC no. 77) and one fungus Aspergillus niger
(MTCC No.1344) were used for the study. The qualitative phytochemical
tests reveal the presences of phytocompounds including alkaloids,
terpenoids, tannins, and glycosides as major active constituents. The seed
and bark extracts exhibit positively significant antimicrobial activity against
the standard strains. The fungal activity was good in seed extracts, and
bacterial activity was significant in bark extracts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phenolic compounds, Secondary metabolites, Phytocompounds, MTCC Strains, and Anti-microbial
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Costume Design and Fashion
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 09:36
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 09:36
URI: http://ir.psgcas.ac.in/id/eprint/1732

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