India correlates Daruharidra to Berberis aristata DC of Key words: Antimicrobial activity, Daruharidra, eye infection, methanolic stem extract. The highest antimicrobial activity of B. aristata root extract was found against S. aureus ( mm) in acetonic extract with an MIC of mg mL-1 and that of leaf . The antimicrobial activity of hydroalcoholic extracts of four Berberis species viz. Berberis aristata, Berberis asiatica, Berberis chitria and Berberis lycium were.

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The genus Berberis Berberidaceae includes about species that commonly occur in most areas of central and southern Europe, the northeastern region of the United States and in South Asia including the northern area of Pakistan. Periodical Expert Book Agency Botanical and phytochemical studies on roots of Berberis umbellate Wall. Structures of the compounds below are shown in Figure 1. Antibacterial activity of some selected Indian medicinal flora. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Actuvity BT, Biswapati M. Following incubation, the antimicrobial activities were evaluated for each extract by measuring, in millimeters, the diameter of the zones of inhibition around each well.

Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Berberis Species

Lemna bioassay technique is useful for probing natural herbicides [21] berberi different medicinal plants have been shown to exhibit excellent phytotoxicity [].

Bereberine and other similar alkaloids have been identified as the main responsible natural compounds for diverse medicinal properties. Res J Med Plant ;4: Also, the decoction of leaves is used as anti-scorbutic in dysentery, scurvy angina, and sore throat. Biological aristxta and phytochemical study of selected medicinal plants.

The plant extracts also demonstrate significant antioxidant potential [18]. A potential adjunct to insulin: These were then dried under a shade for consecutive weeks at room temperature under surveillance to avoid any microbial contamination and to provide protection from the effects of humidity [25]. Int J Pharmacol ;7: Antihistaminic and anticholinergic activity of berbetis fruit Berberis vulgaris in the guinea-pig ileum.


Kurepaz-Mahmoodabadi for her kind assistance in the preparation of this paper. Determination of berberine content in the stem of extracts of Cosinium fenestratum by TLC densitometry.

Medicinal plants are a rich and natural source of bioactive constituents which have important role in modern medicine [1]. A viewpoint toward farm management and importance of barberry in sustainable rural live lihood in desert regions in east of Iran. Special Issue Abstract Book. Given its clinical applications and the grave concern of weed based crop damage in Pakistan, the plant was investigated for its antimicrobial and allelopathic activities.

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The main isolated compounds reported from different species of berberis. The Bacteria related, parasitic intestinal infections diarrhea, and ocular infections are the most well-known clinical uses of berberine. Also, the phytoxicity of the extracts was evaluated against Lemna minor and the data was recorded after seven days. At present, medicinal biologists are seeking much interest in the pharmacological exploration of natural atistata [5] which would inevitably aactivity the development of a greener pharmacy and contribute significantly to biomedicine.

Purple color is formed at the junction of the two liquids which reveals the presence of carbohydrates. Total flavonoid content was found to be 0. The flavonoids in the presence of aluminum chloride have an deep yellow fluorescence which observed under UV spectrophotometer at nm. Saied S, Begum S. Berberis aristata occupies significant position as a medicinal plant. Hemalatha, Pedalium murex Linn Pedaliaceae fruits: The grave concern of reduction in the yield and quality of agricultural crops due to weeds has laid much emphasis on the natural plant based allelochemicals for potential weed control [40].


The most active ingredient of the plant is berberine, a quaternary isoquinoline alkaloid and the content of berberine is used for monitoring the quality of the plant. The leaf extract, however, was not active against A. Stadler R, Loeffler S.

Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial screening of in vivo and in vitro extracts of Indian medicinal atcivity A majority of the described antimicrobial effects of Berberis aristata have been accredited to their secondary metabolites, particularly alkaloid compounds [11].

Ethnomedicinal practices and conservation status of medicinal plants of North Kashmir Himalayas.

Some physicomechanical and nutritional properties of Berberry Berberis Vulgaris L. Res J Med Plant ;3: Abstract The genus Berberis Berberidaceae includes about species worldwide, some of which are widely cultivated in the north-eastern regions of Iran. Nepal J Sci Technol ; Phytochemical analysis of various species of this genus revealed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, phenolic compounds, sterols and triterpenes.

This solution was carefully transferred to the surface of 2ml actiity concentrated sulphuric acid. Plant medicines of indian origin for wound healing activity: The antimicrobisl extract of dried leaves of B.

J Curr Pharm Res. The results of antifungal activity are summarized in figure 2. J Nat Prod ;3: