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Preliminary Pharmacognostical Studies and Antimicrobial Activity of Ziziphus maurtiana Roots
Srishti Srivastava*, Ashutosh Dubey and Sukirti Upadhayay
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management, Lodhipur Rajput Delhi Road (NH -24), Moradabad-244102,Uttar Pradesh, India
The microscopic and macroscopic characters of the root of Ziziphus maurtiana Linn, were studied. The behavior of the powdered drug in the presence of various chemicals was also studied. Preliminary phytochemical screening on the various extracts of the root of the plant was also performed. Ethanolic extract of the roots of Ziziphus maurtiana were screened for its antimicrobiial activity against E. coli, Bacillus subtilise, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus and proved it as a potent herbal antimicrobial agent as compared to standard antibiotics. The antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was remarkable.
Loss on drying, Anti Microbial activity, Phytotherapy, Herbal and cyclopeptide
Srishti Srivastava, Ashutosh Dubey , Sukirti Upadhayay. Preliminary Pharmacognostical Studies and Antimicrobial Activity of Ziziphus maurtiana Roots. Res. J. Pharm. Dosage Form. and Tech. 6(2):April- June 2014; Page 65-70.
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