Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Exploring Passiflora incarnata (L.): A medicinal plants secondary metabolites as antibacterial agent

Anita S. Patil
Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba, Amravati University, Amravati (MS), India 444602.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 July 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2013


Different solvent extract of Passiflora incarnata (L.), known for antibacterial activity, were investigated for antibacterial efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus (oxacillin resistance strain) and Escherichia coli by disc diffusion method. The secondary metabolites extracted in methanolic extract were found to be more potent as compared to ethyl acetate, as it shows Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) at extreme lower dilutions. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)-bioautography indicated Passicol as a major active compound in ethyl acetate and flavonoid in methanol extract.

Key words: Passiflora incarnata (L.), passicol, secondary metabolites, antibacterial activity.