Phytochemical investigation and Bioevaluation of Medicinally Important Plant: Rheum emodi

Phytochemical investigation of Rheum emodi

  • Iram Ayoob
  • Mohd Akbar Khuroo
  • Masood ur Rahman
  • Khursheed Ahmad Bhat
  • Shahid Banday
Keywords: Rheum Emodi, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Microbial, E. Coli, A. Fumigatus, Bio Evaluation

Abstract

Rheum emodi (Polygonate) commonly known as ‘‘Pambchallan’’(in Kashmir) is a medicinally important plant showing a wide range of biological activities. Phytochemical investigation of the roots of this plant yielded six compounds i.e. Chrysophanol, emodin, noreugenin, Physcion, aloe-emodin glycoside, and Chrysin. All the isolated compounds were envisaged for bio evaluation (antioxidant and antimicrobial activity). Among all tested isolates, compounds 1, 3 and 4 were found to be better antioxidants and with respect to antimicrobial screening, varied activity was demonstrated by all the six compounds against bacterial and fungal pathogens. Compounds 1, 4 and 5 were found to be active against both fungal strains. Compounds 2 and 3 were active against single bacterial strain E.coli while as compound 6 was found to be potent against bacterial pathogen E.coli and fungal pathogen A. fumigatus.

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Author Biographies

Mohd Akbar Khuroo

Department of Chemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar,190006, India.

Masood ur Rahman

Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, 190006, India.

Khursheed Ahmad Bhat

BOC Division, IIIM, Santana, Srinagar, 190005, India.

Shahid Banday

Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, India.

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Published
2019-08-30
How to Cite
Ayoob, I., Khuroo, M. A., Rahman, M. ur, Bhat, K. A., & Banday, S. (2019). Phytochemical investigation and Bioevaluation of Medicinally Important Plant: Rheum emodi. To Chemistry Journal, 3, 25-40. Retrieved from http://purkh.com/index.php/tochem/article/view/409
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