Phytochemical, Antioxidant and in vitro Antibacterial Activity of Aqueous and Ethanolic Fruit Extracts of Kigelia Africana

Amandeep Kaur Saini, P. K. Chauhan, V. Singh, Pankaj Sharma


Phytochemicals presents in plants probably explain the various uses of plants for traditional medicine. In this study Kigelia Africana fruit was selected for assessing the level of various Phytochemicals, enzymatic
and non- enzymatic antioxidants and antimicrobial activity. Fruits of the plant taken, dried, grind to powder
and then aqueous and ethanolic extracts were prepared. Antimicrobial activity of these extracts was then studied using agar well plate method. Results of the study showed that aqueous extract of Kigelia Africana have significant amount of phytochemicals and antioxidant enzymes so useful to prevent chronic diseases related to oxidative stress in human body. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract was more than the ethanolic extract.


Kigelia Africana; phytochemicals; antioxidants; antimicrobial activity.

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