PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF Musa acuminate calla (BANANA BLOSSOM)
AbstractThe phytochemical components and activity against specific microorganisms of Musa acuminate colla extracts in hexane, ethyl acetate, and methanol were examined. The presence of steroids and terpenoids was discovered in a hexane extract of banana blossom flower/bracts. The presence of steroids, flavonoids, alkaloids, and terpenoids was discovered in an ethyl acetate extract. Secondary metabolites found in methanol extract include steroids, terpenoids, tannin, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics, and cardiac glycoside. The test microorganisms were Methicillin resistant staph aureus, Vancomycin resistant enterococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Candida albicans, Coniophora puteana, Fomitopsis pinicola, Fusarium proliferatum and Serpula lacrymans. The Ethyl acetate extracts were the most effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (MIC 1.25 mg/mL) and Methicillin resistant staph aureus, Vancomycin resistant enterococci, Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Candida albicans, Coniophora puteana, Fomitopsis pinicola (MIC 5 mg/mL).
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