Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 317-323 October-December 2016
ANTI-BACTERIAL POTENTIAL OF FATTY ACIDS AND ALK- ALOIDS ISOLATED FROM Solanum xanthocarpum SEPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION
Bhatt J. J.*, Sanghani P., Dave P. N.1, Shukla N. and Trivedi M. H.2
1. Department of Chemistry, K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Bhuj, Gujarat (INDIA)
2. Department of Earth and Environment Science, K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Bhuj, Gujarat (INDIA)
Received on : April 10, 2016
S. xanthocarpum, commonly called yellow berried nightshade, belongs to the family Solanaceae. It is a spiny medical herb with woody base, 2-3 cm height, mostly in dry places like Kachchh as a weed on road sides and found throughout India in waste lands. In order to establish the systemic study of medicinal values, we have selected this plant as no such promising and systematic studies are available. Petroleum ether, methanol extract of shade dried whole plant of S. xanthocarpum was subjected for phytochemical analysis followed by biological studies. The extract showed the presence of alkaloids, phenolic compound, sterols, proteins and fatty acids. The Antibacterial activity of petroleum ether and methanol extract was evaluated by agar diffusion method. The extract showed promising antibacterial activity against bacterial strains like Staphylococcus sp., Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas Sp.
Keywords : E. coli, Methanol extract, Petroleum ether extract, Staphylococcus sp., S. xanthocarpum