In vitro phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of thymus linearis

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Various solvent extracts from the whole plant of Thymus linearis were screened for their phytochemical and antimicrobial potentials. Preliminary phytochemi-cal screening of plant extracts showed the existence of terpenoids, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, glycosides and reducing sugars. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies were carried out on various phytochemicals extracted from the exhibited T. linearis which resulted in the presence of different compounds like amides, aldehydes, carboxylic acid, ethers, alcohol and ketones. All the extracts of T. linearis showed significant antibacterial and antifungal activities when tested against nine bacterial and four fungal strains. It was concluded from this study that extracts of T. linearis have an array of important phytochemicals and significant activities against some of the multidrug resistant bacterial and medically important fungal strains.

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Naz, A., Saeed, M., Hussain, M. M., & Ishaq, M. S. (2015). In vitro phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of thymus linearis. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 10(1), 21–26. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjp.v10i1.20639

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