Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of seeds and fruits extract of Momordica Balsamina Linn

Joint Authors

Husayn, Hana Taha
Muhammad, Sumayyah Abd al-Munim
Abd al-Majid, Muna Abd al-Munim Muhammad

Source

Sudan Journal of Science and Technology

Issue

Vol. 20, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.1-7, 7 p.

Publisher

Sudan University of Science and Technology Deanship of Scientific Research

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Sudan

No. of Pages

7

Main Topic

Pharmacy, Health & Medical Sciences

Abstract EN

Resistant strains are continuously appearing in the treatment of ailments and this necessitates the synthesis of new drugs especially from naturally occurring plants.

The aim of the present study was to test the antimicrobial activity and screen the Phytochemical of herbal remedies Momordica balsamina linn.

This medicinal plant is a very common indigenous plant of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

The plant fruits and seeds were extracted using soxhlet with three solvents with different polarity starting with petroleum ether, chloroform and ethanol.

Preliminary Phytochemical screening of each part extracts revealed the presence of alkaloid, glycoside, flavanoide, phenols, diterpenes, protein, and amino acids.

Bioassay of antimicrobial activity of all extracts was tested against standard pathogenic microbial strains four bacterial strains and two fungi Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger.

Concentration 20 mg/ml showed significant activity in all extracts tested against at least three human pathogens bacteria strains and no significant activity against the fungal strain tested.

The chloroform extract shows the higher clear zone of inhibition when compared to other extracts with a diameter of zones of inhibition of 25, 21, 19, and 18 mm for Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginesa, respectively.

Moderate activity against Candida albicans showed by some extracts but no activity against Aspergilles niger.

The findings revealed the medicinal potential of Momordica balsamina.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abd al-Majid, Muna Abd al-Munim Muhammad& Husayn, Hana Taha& Muhammad, Sumayyah Abd al-Munim. 2019. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of seeds and fruits extract of Momordica Balsamina Linn. Sudan Journal of Science and Technology،Vol. 20, no. 2, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-944446

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abd al-Majid, Muna Abd al-Munim Muhammad…[et al.]. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of seeds and fruits extract of Momordica Balsamina Linn. Sudan Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 20, no. 2 (2019), pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-944446

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abd al-Majid, Muna Abd al-Munim Muhammad& Husayn, Hana Taha& Muhammad, Sumayyah Abd al-Munim. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of seeds and fruits extract of Momordica Balsamina Linn. Sudan Journal of Science and Technology. 2019. Vol. 20, no. 2, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-944446

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 7

Record ID

BIM-944446