Momordica charantia, karalla, E.coli, Antimicrobial Activity
Momordica charantia Linn. (Karela) commonly known as bitter melon or bitter guard is tropical and subtropical climber of family cucurbitaceae. Traditionally it possesses many uses as Antidiabetic, Carminative, Anthelmintic Antimalarial and Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Anti-carcinogenous, Contraceptives, Immmunostimulant, and Laxative, Antioxidant and Insecticidal. It indicates in skin treatment (eczema, acne, mycoses, scabies and hexoroid). In the present study we carried out phytochemical screening to identify phytoconstituents present in plant. Along with its antimicrobial activity against E. Coli by Cup plate method. Phytochemical screening reveals that presents of various phytoconstituents such as Alkaloids, Saponin, Cardiac Glycosides, Tannins, Protein and Flavonoids. Momordica charantia shows significant antimicrobial activity against E.Coli.
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