Antimicrobial and antitumor activity of the fractionated extracts of Kalimusli (Curculigo orchioides)

Rajesh Singh, A. K. Gupta

Abstract


Th e roots of Kalimusli (Curculigo orchioides) were fractionated with diff erent solvents and screened for their antimicrobial and antitumor activity. Antifungal activity was screened using agar plate method, and antibacterial activity of the extracts was determined by disk diff usion method. Antitumor activity was screened against a human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). Methanolic extract showed
maximum activity due to the saponins present.
Key words: Amaryllidaceae, antimicrobial and antitumor activity, Curculigo orchioides, Kalimusli, saponins

Full Text:

PDF

References


Bisht BS, Nayer SL, Pharmagonostic study of the rhizomes of

Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. J. Sci. Indusrt. Res, 19C, 1960, 252.

Hutchinson, DJ, Cancer Chemother Rep, 52, 1968, 697.

Gudzikiewicz, Jiangsu College of New Medicine, Dictionary of

Chinese, Traditional Medicine. Peoples Press: Shanghai; 1979. p.

Kirtikar KR, Basu BD, Indian medicinal plants, Leader Press,

Allahabad, India, Vol II, 1935, p. 2469.

N Tiwari RD, Misra G, Structural studies of the constituents of the

rhizomes of Curculigo archioides, Planta Med, 29, 1976, 291.

The Wealth of India. Raw Materials, C.S.I.R, New Delhi, Vol. II,

, p.400.

Varshney IP, Sharma SC, J. Indian Chem. Soc, 43, 1996, 564.

Verma RS, Imam SA, Ind. J. Microbial, 13, 1973, 45.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v2i1.393

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.