Phytochemical Screening & Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn

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PharmaTutor (May- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881


Received On: 18/03/2014; Accepted On: 27/03/2014; Published On: 01/05/2014


Author: Pankaj Kushwah1*, D.K. Vir2, Nandu Kayande2, Ravina Patidar2
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Nimar Institute of Pharmacy, Dhar, MP
2Department of Pharmacology
Nimar Institute of Pharmacy, Dhamnod, Dhar. M.P.


The present study was undertaken to explore the phytochemical screening & antimicrobial activity of stems of Glycyrrhiza Glabra L. (Leguminaceae). Glycyrrhiza Glabra L. were screened for their antimicrobial activity by agar well diffusion method, standard screening method & disc diffusion method. In the phytochemical screening showed presence of secondary metabolites, flavonides, glycosides & terpenoids. It is also showed potent against almost all the test organism.

Study indicate that Glycyrrhiza Glabra has antibacterial, antioxidant, antimalerial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyper glycemic properties. Various other effects like antiulcer, antiviral, antihapatotoxic, antifungal and herpes simplex have also been studies. One of the most commonly reported side effects with licorice supplementation is elevated blood pressure.

How to cite this article: P Kushwah, DK Vir, N Kayande, R Patidar; Phytochemical Screening & Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(5); 144-147