Phytochemical and Bioactive Evaluation of Cissus rotundifolia and Maydis stigma Cultivated in Taiz, Yemen

Author's: Ahmed Y. Mubarak1, Maher A. Almaqtari2*, Hussein Gumaih3, Afrah Alasbahy4
Authors' Affiliations
1Chemistry Department, Faculty of Applied Science, Amran University, Yemen. 2Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Sana'a University, Yemen. 3Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Sana'a University, Yemen. 4Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Sana'a University, Yemen.*CorrespondenceMaher A. AlmaqtariEmail:al.maqtarimaher@yahoo.com
Article Type: Research Article     Published: May. 29, 2021 Pages: 66-75
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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate antioxidant and antibacterial activity of methanolic leaf extracts of Cissus rotundifolia (CR) and Maydis stigma (corn silk) type Zea maysLfrom Taiz -Yemen. Phytochemical analysis of Cissus rotundifolia extract indicated the presence of triterpenes, carbohydrates, and/or glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, coumarins, and saponins, and the Maydis stigma (corn silk) type Zea maysLextract indicated the presence of alkaloids triterpenes, carbohydrates, and/or glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, proteins and free amino acids. The extracts were tested against different bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus and Klebsiella. The methanol extracts of Cissus rotundifolia showed effective free radical scavenging in the DPPH assay.

Keywords

Cissus rotundifolia, Maydis stigma, Phytochemical, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Taiz.

Authors’ Contribution

MAA and HG designed the study. AA performed the biological experiments, AYM conducted chemical experiments. AA and AYM wrote and revised the paper. MAA approved the final draft for publication.

How to cite

Mubarak, A.Y., Almaqtari, M.A., Gumaih, H., Alasbahy, A., 2021. Phytochemical and Bioactive Evaluation of Cissus rotundifolia and Maydis stigma Cultivated in Taiz, Yemen. PSM Biol. Res., 6(3): 66-75.


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