Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2015)
Quantitative Estimation of total phenols and antibacterial studies of leaves extracts of Chromolaena odorata (L.) King & H.E. Robins
Author(s): Dr. Manju Madhavan
Abstract: Chromolaena odorata (L) King & H.E. Robins, a species of Asteraceae family. They are known as devil weed, Communist weed. The plantC. odorata is known for its medicinal importance among the tribal population. It is a common practice to use the leaf extract is to heal wounds.In the present study, an attempt is made to evaluate the total phenols in leaf extracts ofChromolaena odorata and to find out the antibacterial effect of the extracts against wound infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichiacoli. Total phenolic content were determined using Catechol as standard. Phenol is determined in the distilled water, ethanol and acetone extracts. Maximum phenol content is found in acetone extracts. The antibacterial activities of the extracts were determined by the disc method Acetone extract showed maximum zone of inhibition and water extract showed the least.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Manju Madhavan. Quantitative Estimation of total phenols and antibacterial studies of leaves extracts of Chromolaena odorata (L.) King & H.E. Robins. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(2): 20-23.