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An Assessment of the Phytochemical Properties and Antimicrobial Activity of Selected Tree Species

Easan Mohan, Velmurugan Lavanya


Currently, more people are becoming aware of the value of medicinal plants also. Compared to other medications, drugs made from plants are readily available, affordable, safe, and have few to no adverse effects. In the present study, we investigate the phytochemical screening and enumerate the antimicrobial activity of the selected tree species of Sapindus emarginatus, Murraya koenigii, Mangifera indica, Sterculia fodita, and Tamaridus indica. The plant extracts were prepared by using acetone solvent. The extracts have been employed for investigating bioactive substances. The leaf extract of acetone solvent was used to test the antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Bacillus sp and Mucor sp, Aspergillus niger by agar well diffusion method using different concentrations. Antimicrobial activity was significantly increased due to the presence of secondary metabolites that inhibit pathogenic microbial growth. This study can be helpful in providing evidence to support the tree species and act as traditional medicinal plants in future.


Bioactive compounds, antimicrobial activity, agar well diffusion method, medicinal plants, plant-based medicines

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