International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part F (2017)
Preliminary Phytochemical analysis and Antibacterial activity of Mentha arvensis L. against Xanthomonas citri
The main aim of present investigation was to evaluate the preliminary phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of Mentha arvensis against Xanthomonas citri. Mentha arvensis commonly known as “Pudina” in Hindi, “Corn mint” or “Field mint” in English and in Sanskrit it is also known as “Rochani”. In this study we have observed some effective results of methanolic extract of Mentha arvensis against Xanthomonas citri. The results of inhibitory activity of methanolic plant extract compare with the standard antibiotic Kanamycin. The results of zone of inhibition of the extract of Mentha arvensis at the concentration of 100 µl was 29.5 mm (leaves) and the zone of inhibition of the standard antibiotic Kanamycin was 32 mm. Hence, the result of Mentha arvensis (leaves) is so closer to the standard antibiotic. Therefore, there is a scope to use Mentha arvensis (leaves) extract against Xanthomonas citri as bactericides. In this study we have also screened active components or secondary metabolites of Mentha arvensis through the process of preliminary phytochemical analysis and the result showed the presence of various active components like alkaloids, tannins, steroids, saponins, terpenoids.
How to cite this article:
Ankita Sharma, Sapan Patel. Preliminary Phytochemical analysis and Antibacterial activity of Mentha arvensis L. against Xanthomonas citri. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):382-386.