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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2016

Pages :   267-271

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Investigation of Antimicrobial activity and Chemical Constituents of Eragrostis cynosuroides by GC-MS

Address:   M. Barath1, J. Aravind1, R. Sivasamy2*
1Dept. of Biotechnology, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
2Dept. of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00049.4

Medicinal plants are rich in various phytoconstituents which make them to be a potential candidate for curing diseases. Even though there are many medicines which are chemically synthesized now are available, these when consumed by the patient cause many adverse effects other than curing the disease. These effects are mostly incurable. The patient suffers by the disease and also by the side effects of the drug. But the traditional way of treating disease in most of the countries is by using various herbal plants. These plants have more chemical compounds which have the ability to cure the disease. When the extract of the plant is applied over the diseased surface or when consumed by the patient, the disease gets cured without causing any side effects. Eragrostis cynosuroides known as (Dharbham -in Sanskrit) is a medicinal plant belonging to family Poaceae, most prominently used in Asian countries. This Plant has an extensive property of acting as anticancerous, antimicrobial and antioxidant agents. And this plant has an ability to absorb ultraviolent radiation as well. These Medicinally useful part of the plants were subjected to analyze Phytochemical properties by GC-MS. The GC-MS results revealed that, compounds like Docosanoic acid, Eicosyne, Eicosenoic acid and Phytol etc., which were obtained, play an important role in the above mentioned antimicrobial activity.
Eragrostis cynosuroides, Antimicrobial, GC-MS, Phytochemical compounds.
M. Barath, J. Aravind, R. Sivasamy. Investigation of Antimicrobial activity and Chemical Constituents of Eragrostis cynosuroides by GC-MS. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 9(3): Mar., 2016; Page 267-271.
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