Author(s): V. Subramani and M. Kamaraj*
The present study was evaluated the trace metals load and antimicrobial effect of three important medicinal plants in southern India namely, Mukia maderaspatana, Kedrostis foetidissima and Cayratia pedata. The phytochemical analysis was tested by using ethanol extract of these plants and the alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, steroids and sugars were presented. These plants were challenged against certain pathogens which are obtained from MTCC and NCIM. The antimicrobial effect showed that higher concentration (30 µl) got good effect than lower concentration (15 µl). In trace metal analysis, Cd and Ni was not present (below detectable limit) in all the three plants while Cr, Cu, Fe and Zn was present in the entire sample.