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Abstract

Phytochemical, antibacterial and pharmacological investigations on momordica charantia linn.emblica officinalis gaertn.and curcuma longa linn.

Author(s): J Sankaranarayanan, CI Jolly
Dept. of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, K.M.Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Worli, Bombay-400 018

Correspondence Address:
J Sankaranarayanan Dept. of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, K.M.Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Worli, Bombay-400 018

Phytochemical and antibacterial investigations were carried out on the total extracts of the dried powdered combination of the fruits of M.charantia (cucurbitaceae), E. officinalis (Euphorblaceae) and rhizomes of C. longa (Zingiberaceae). These parameters were studied in comparison with the individual plant ingredients. The combination showed better antibacterial activity compared to the individual plant ingredients alone. The hypoglycemic activity of the combination was found to be higher than M.charantia alone.