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All parts of Musa balbisiana has its traditional medicinal value due to presence of bioactive compounds. The present study attend to evaluate antibacterial or antifungal activities or assess qualitative phytochemical analysis of various extract (petether, chloroform, acetone, ethanol, aqueous) of plant parts as leaves, roots and bracts. Phytochemical screening revealed presence of bioactive compounds such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, polyphenols, tannins, steroids. Antimicrobial effects carried out by agar well diffusion method against certain selected fungal species i.e, Aspergillus niger, Alternariaalternata, Penicillium notatum, Trichoderma ressi or bacterial species i.e. Staphylococcus aureus , E. coli , Bacillus subtilus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The conclusion of results is that chloroform or acetone extracts shows a moderate amount of effect against the growth of Alternaria alternata and Aspergillus niger (IZ range 14mm - 27mm) fungi and the active antibacterial potential of petether or aqous extract (IZ range 8mm –30 mm). Results signifies that wild banana have therapeutic potential.


Antimicrobial Phytochemical IZ (inhibition zone) wild banana

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Yadav S, Sharma R. SCREENING OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SEQUENTIAL EXTRACTS OF WILD BANANA (Musa Balbisiana) ROOT, LEAF AND BRACT. Int. j. innov. pharm. sci. res. [Internet]. 2021Jul.27 [cited 2021Oct.23];9(03):1-10. Available from: