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Antibactrial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Impatiens Chinensis

Publisher : International Journal of Chemical Sciences

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Pharmacy

Year : 2009

Abstract : Impatiens chinensis commonly known as wild balsam is used as an antimicrobial agent in folkmedicine. According to literature, this plant has been less explored for its antimicrobial activity. In thisstudy, the antibacterial activity of this plant was carried out using chloroform and ethyl acetate extract byagar well diffusion method. Phytochemical study was carried out to find the presence of glycosides,alkaloids and carbohydrates. Zone of inhibition was observed and led to the conclusion that the extracts ofImpatiens chinensis inhibited the growth of bacteria.

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