Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis and In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Punica Granatum

Authors

  • Muhammad Niaz Department of Botany, Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Hafsa Abrar Department of Botany, Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Saleha Ashfaq Department of Biology, University of Haripur, Haripur,Pakistan
  • Naqash Khan University of haripur
  • Muhammad Awais Department of Botany, Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Noor e Baseerat Department of Biology, University of Haripur, Haripur,Pakistan
  • Ramla Jadoon Department of Botany, Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Ayesha Abrar Department of Chemistry, Comsats University Islamabad Abbottadad Campus, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kashif Department of Chemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan,, KP, Pakistan
  • Kareem Ullah Department of Biology, University of Haripur, Haripur. Pakistan

Keywords:

Punica granatum. Phytochemistry, phytochemical screening, in vitro antibacterial activity

Abstract

Plant materials remain an essential tool in the global battle against serious diseases. In underdeveloped nations, conventional medical practices particularly the use of medicinal plants remain essential for meeting basic health needs. Certain bioactive compounds that have different physiological effects on the human body are thought to be responsible for these plants' medicinal value. Notable bioactive components found in plants include tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. Recent years have seen a marked increase in antibiotic resistance due to the rising incidence of infections, which presents a more difficult therapeutic problem. Higher plant-derived natural products may contain antimicrobial agents with distinct modes of action. Plant-derived compounds have demonstrated efficiency in treating infectious diseases, with minimal side effects frequently associated with alongside. The current investigation aimed to explore the phytochemical profile and in vitro antibacterial efficacy of Punica granatum. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of flavonoids, tannins, saponins, quinones, proteins, phenols, alkaloids, and carbohydrates. In vitro, antibacterial assessments were conducted using the agar well diffusion methods. The findings from this study suggest the potential utility of Punica granatum in the treatment of diseases caused by the tested organisms.

 

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Published

2024-02-24

How to Cite

Niaz, M. ., Abrar, H. ., Ashfaq, S. ., Khan, N., Awais, M. ., e Baseerat, N. ., Jadoon, R. ., Abrar, A. ., Kashif, M. ., & Ullah, K. . (2024). Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis and In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Punica Granatum. Phytopharmacology Research Journal, 3(1), 31–38. Retrieved from https://ojs.prjn.org/index.php/prjn/article/view/64

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