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Pharmacognostical and Antimicrobial Investigation of Jatropha curcas, Linn., Leaf


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1 Division of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala, India
3 PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
     

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Jatropha curcas, Linn., is a large shrub belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae. The present investigation aims to find out the pharmacognostical characters which includes macroscopy, histology, powder microscopy, physico chemical parameters, preliminary phytochemical screening and antibacterial potential of the leaf of Jatropha curcas, Linn., by adopting standard procedures. This present study reveals that pharmacognostical identity of this plant. Ethanol extract (25, 50 mg/ml) exhibits significant antibacterial activity against Escherchia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Micrococcus luteus by disc plate method using Ofloxacin as a standard (10μg/ml).

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Pharmacognosy, Jatropha curcas, Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial Activity.
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Authors

K. P. Jaiganesh
Division of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
B. Sreedharren
Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala, India
G. Arunachalam
PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Nirmala
Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Nepolean
Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Jatropha curcas, Linn., is a large shrub belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae. The present investigation aims to find out the pharmacognostical characters which includes macroscopy, histology, powder microscopy, physico chemical parameters, preliminary phytochemical screening and antibacterial potential of the leaf of Jatropha curcas, Linn., by adopting standard procedures. This present study reveals that pharmacognostical identity of this plant. Ethanol extract (25, 50 mg/ml) exhibits significant antibacterial activity against Escherchia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Micrococcus luteus by disc plate method using Ofloxacin as a standard (10μg/ml).

Keywords


Pharmacognosy, Jatropha curcas, Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial Activity.