Analysis of phytochemical constituents and antibacterial activity of Wrightia tinctoria: traditional medicinal plant of India for application on wound dressing materials

N, CHARANYA MEENU; S, LAKSHMI MANOKARI; G, YOGESWARI ; R, DURAISAMI

Abstract

Wrightia tinctoria is one of the important traditional medicinal plants used in the treatment of various diseases. The idea of the research is to study the presence of phytochemicals and test the antibacterial activity of Wrightia tinctoria leaf extracts on nonwoven fabrics to find its suitability for wound dressings. The methodology includes identification and collection of W.tinctoria leaves, preparation of leaf powder, determination of physicochemical analysis, extraction using different solvents, preliminary phytochemical screening, quantitative estimation of phytoconstituents, yield of the extracts and determination of antibacterial activity on treated fabrics. Results revealed the presence of more active metabolites in the extracts of W.tinctoria which may be the reason for the promising antibacterial potential against the bacterial strains. As a promising ethnomedicinal plant, Wrightia tinctoria may serve as a major source of useful drugs finding its suitability for developing wound dressings.


Keyword(s)

Antibacterial activity; Phytochemical screening; Soxhlet extraction; Wound dressings; Wrightia tinctoria

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