TITLE

Evaluation of Nutrient Composition and Antibacterial Potential of Leaf and Stem of Mukia Maderaspatana l

AUTHOR(S)
Kavitha, M.; Srinivasan, P. T.; Priya, S. Lakshmi; Jayakumar, L. V.
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research & Allied Scienc;Jul2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Mukia maderaspatana L. (called as "musumusukkai" in Tamil) is an important medicinal plant used as a herbal drug in cough and cold and well integrated into South Indian food. The present study was carried out to evaluate the phytochemical constitution, nutrient composition and antibacterial potential of leaf and stem parts of Mukia maderaspatana. Phytochemical screening showed the presence of glycoside, flavonoids, phenols, alkaloids, saponin, carbohydrate and steroid in them. Most of the phytochemicals were extracted in ethanol. The moisture control was found to be higher in leaf than in stem (38% Vs 29%). Proximate analysis revealed higher protein content than lipid and carbohydrate in the plant extract. The leaf and stem parts were also analyzed for vitamin (retinol, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, thiamine, riboflavin) and mineral (iron, phosphorus, copper) content. The results obtained suggest that considerable amount of ascorbic acid and phosphorus are present in the plant parts. The antibacterial activity of various extracts of M.maderasapatana shows that the acetone fraction of both leaf and stem has pronounced activity at 1000μg/ disc where as the stem hexane extract shows negligible activity. Hence, the findings of the present study suggests that the rich nutrient content and antibacterial activity of M.maderaspatana may be responsible for its wide traditional use as food and medicine.
ACCESSION #
93465369

 

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