• SANCHITA CHANDRAKANT SANGLE Department of Zoology, Fergusson College (Autonomous) 411004, Pune, India
  • NIKITA MANOHARAN Department of Zoology, Fergusson College (Autonomous) 411004, Pune, India
  • KIRTI LIMGAOKAR Division of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Fergusson College (Autonomous) 411004, Pune, India
  • ANUKRITI NIGAM Department of Zoology, Fergusson College (Autonomous) 411004, Pune, India



Antibacterial potential, Antioxidant activity, Polyphenols


Objective: Plant phenols are extensively studied, thanks to their many prophylactic (anti-tumoural, ulcer, inflammatory) and therapeutic effects. Their many antioxidants may protect against diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases. Our objective was to evaluate antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of our samples: Cocos nucifera (shell), Punica granatum (peel), Citrus limonum (rind), and Ocimum sanctum (stem); in conjugation with phytochemical analysis.

Methods: The hydro-methanolic extracts of the selected plant parts were assessed for polyphenols. Antioxidant (ferric reducing power assay) and antibacterial (Kirby Bauer disc diffusion) assays were run for varying concentrations against-Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliPseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella typhi.

Results: The results showed that the samples all contained polyphenols with high total phenolic activity in pomegranate and high antibacterial activity in coconut. A more comprehensive study could lead to their emphatic incorporation into mainstream medicine and pharmaceuticals–furnishing natural alternatives to their chemical counterparts.

Conclusion: The present study concludes that hydro-methanolic extracts of the samples contain phytochemicals in high concentrations, conferring upon them promising antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.


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How to Cite

SANGLE, S. C., N. MANOHARAN, K. LIMGAOKAR, and A. NIGAM. “FUNCTIONAL POTENTIAL OF UNCONVENTIONAL PLANT SOURCES”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 13, no. 4, July 2021, pp. 53-59, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2021v13i4.42743.



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