The Bioscan, 3(4): 393-395, 2008
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
ANTIBACTERIAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING FROM DIFFERENT PARTS 
AND CALLI OF PHYSALIS MINIMA (L.)
ARVIND J. MUNGOLE*, PRAKASH ZANWAR1 AND ALKA CHATURVEDI2
1SFS Centre for Biotechnology, St. Francis De Sales College, Seminary Hills, Nagpur – 440 006
2P.G. Department of Botany, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur - 440 033
E-mail: aj_mungole@yahoo.co.in

KEY WORDS
Phytochemistry
Physalis
Solanaceae Received on: 23.03.2008 Accepted on: 17.10.2008 *Corresponding Author

ABSTRACT

The present paper deals with ethnopharmacological aspects and preliminary phytochemicals screening of Physalis minima (L.). Physalis minima belong to the family Solanaceae, a small herbaceous annual plant grown as weed in the crop field. Ethnobotanical information showed that this plant has tremendous medicinal value for curing different diseases. The present study includes antimicrobial activities against human pathogenic strains, (Staphylococcus aureus, Baccilus substilis, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas sp.), and preliminary phytochemicals screening for different potent chemicals.