Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Suaeda fruticosa forsk. From Cholistan, Pakistan

Samia Rashid ., Qaiser Iftikhar ., Mohammad Arshad ., Javed Iqbal .
2000 Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences  
Proximate chemical composition, mineral constituents and antibacterial activity of Suaeda fruticosa (Kali Lani) was carried out. Determination of chemical constituents showed the presence of total carbohydrates 0.66 percent (0.34 percent reducing and 0.32 percent non-reducing), moisture contents 87.9 percent and ash contents 6.0 percent. Ether extract of the plant showed acid value 0.56, iodine value 0.02, refractive index 1.36 and pH value 8.0. The percentage of mineral constituents was,
more » ... 1.40, potassium 0.55, calcium 2.40, magnesium 2.04, carbonates 0.12, bicarbonates 0.85 and Chlorides 1.40. Results of antibacterial activity of plant extracts in water, acetone, ethanol and ether against Klebsiella, Staphylococcus and E. coli indicated that plant possesses potent antibacterial activity. E. coli showed resistance to the standard antibiotic i.e., Streptomycin while its growth was inhibited by acetone and ether extracts.
doi:10.3923/pjbs.2000.348.349 fatcat:323olis3pza53kfvy5ntew26l4