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Phytochemical screening and Antibacterial Activity of Western Region wild leaf Colocasia esculenta

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Microbiology, Govt. Rajaram College, Kolhapur-416004, MS, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ghali College, Gadhinglaj-416502, Dist. Kolhapur, MS, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Chemistry, Dr. Ghali College, Gadhinglaj-416502, Dist. Kolhapur, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 18-21, October,10 (2013)

Abstract

The present study aims at evaluating the antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of Colocasia esculenta. It is an important medicinal plant in India which is used in traditional medicine. The leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals. Leaves of Colocasiaesculenta were extracted with organic solvent like ethyl acetate and its biological activity against antibacterial strain was checked for 100 ppm concentration. Leaf juice of this plant is applied over scorpion sting or in snake bite as well as it is used in food poisoning of plant origin.

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