Volume No.13(1) April - July,2022
Phytochemicals identification and evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. (Asteraceae)
Aims of this work to evaluate the preliminary phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial potential of methanolic extracts of Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. (Asteraceae) on human pathogens. An investigation of phytochemicals constituents of the plant parts of Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. (Asteraceae) were extracted with different solvents in soxhlet apparatus for 4 h and Agar well diffusion method has been used to determine the antimicrobial activities of plant extracts against Escherichia coli, S. aureus, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella enteritidis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and one fungus Candida albicans. The results of the present study observed by the plant parts of Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. were extracted and high quantify of yielded in the methanol extract. The methanolic extracts of plant parts were exhibited both antibacterial and antifungal activities against tested microorganisms. The conclusion of the results indicated that the plant extracts were significantly active against of Gram-positive, Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. The conclusion of the present report was methanolic plant extracts are great value as natural antimicrobials and can be use ointments of skin diseases.
Key words: Cirsium arvense, plant parts, extracts, medicinal values, phytochemicals, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity.