Phytochemical, antibacterial and antioxidant screening of Artemisia santolinifolia various parts




Artemisia santolinifolia, Antioxidant Potential, Antibacterial Activity, Phytochemicals.


The current study was carried out to explore the phytochemical, antioxidant potential and antibacterial activities of the crude methanolic extract of A. santolinifolia Turcz. Ex Besser. The antioxidant activity was carried out by using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2’-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS) assay, while methanolic extract displayed the highest scavenging activity (DPPH) was 61.31µg/ml on Artemisia santolinifolia root and the lowest (51.05µg/ml) was record for their leaves. Similarly, in (ABTS) the highest activity (89.16µg/ml) was recorded for roots of A. santolinifolia followed by leaves (68.14µg/ml). In low inhibitory concentration assay, the crude methanolic extracts showed significant inhibition against all tested microbes on different concentrations like 25 µg/ml, 50 µg/ml, and 100 µg/ml. The leaves extract of A. santolinifolia AsL showed MIC of 12.5µg/ml for B. subtilis, a gram-positive bacterium, 50µg/ml for gram positive bacteria S. aureus and 37.5 µg/ml for gram negative bacteria P. aeruginosa that is almost equal to the response of standard ciprofloxacin. Our current study revealed that Artemisia santolinifolia root (AsR) exhibited a significant antioxidant potential while AsL showed good antibacterial effect which is suggested to be used for treatment and management of different infectious diseases.


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NOWSHEEN, T.., HAZRAT, A., ALI SHAH, S.W.., BIBI, S.., BEGUM, A.., MUKHTIAR, M.. and KHAN, A.., 2021. Phytochemical, antibacterial and antioxidant screening of Artemisia santolinifolia various parts. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 37, pp. e37061. [Accessed8 August 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v37n0a2021-54206. Available from:



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