Phytochemicals screening and antifungal studies of euphoria hirta leaves and root extract

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Phytochemicals screening and antifungal studies of euphoria hirta leaves and root extract

Abstract

Medicinal plants have biologically compounds  which are used for treating various human diseases  and also play an  important role in curing. Phytochemicals have two  categories i.e., primary and secondary constituents.  Primary  constituents  involve  chlorophyll,  proteins  sugar  and  amino  acids  whereas secondary  constituents  contain  terpenoids  and  alkaloids.  Due  to  the  presence  of  these  secondary constituents medicinal plants show antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammation activities. The present study was designed to investigate Phytochemicals screening and antifungal studies of euphoria hirta leaves and root extract .screening revealed the presence of alkaloid, flavonoid, saponin, terpenoid, steroid and sterols in the  extracts of aerial part  of Euphorbia hirta. Methanol, chloroform and  hexane extract  of  leaf  and  fruit  were  tested  against  Proteus  mirabilis,  Listeria  monocytogenes, Clostridium absonum, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigates, Arthrographis cuboidea by  the agar disc diffusion method.

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