Equisetum diffusum its Phytochemistry, Antimicrobial and Antifungal activity

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M. Amin Mir, Mohammad Waqar Ashraf


Equisetum diffusum was analysed for the presence of various phytochemicals and it had been found that the concerned plant is enriched with many phytochemicals with wide range of applications in daily life. In addition the plant was found to good antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergills Niger, Fusarium, Nigrospora oryzae. The concerned plant being anti fungal in nature is one of its best natures as least number of phytochemicals is antifungal in nature. In addition the plant extracts show antimicrobial activity against the concerned bacteria viz, E.coli, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella Typhi, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Micrococcous luteus, Streptococcus mutans. The plant extracts show a good range of Rf values where a good number of phytochemicals are isolable with potential medicinal properties.

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