Phytochemical Screening and anti-microbial activity of Momordica charantia Linn



  • Amit Ingle

    Bajirao Karenjekar College of Pharmacy, Sakoli, Maharashtra

  • Ranjeeta Kapgatte

    Bajiraoji Karanjekar College of Pharmacy, Sakoli, Maharashtra


Momordica charantia, karalla, E.coli, Antimicrobial Activity


Momordica charantia Linn. (Karela) commonly known as bitter melon or bitter guard is tropical and subtropical climber of family cucurbitaceae. Traditionally it possesses many uses as Antidiabetic, Carminative, Anthelmintic Antimalarial and Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Anti-carcinogenous, Contraceptives, Immmunostimulant, and Laxative, Antioxidant and Insecticidal. It indicates in skin treatment (eczema, acne, mycoses, scabies and hexoroid). In the present study we carried out phytochemical screening to identify phytoconstituents present in plant. Along with its antimicrobial activity against E. Coli by Cup plate method. Phytochemical screening reveals that presents of various phytoconstituents such as Alkaloids, Saponin, Cardiac Glycosides, Tannins, Protein and Flavonoids. Momordica charantia shows significant antimicrobial activity against E.Coli.


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Ingle A, Kapgatte R. . Int J of Pharmc Res [Internet]. 2018Jul.30 [cited 2020May30];8(7):63-5. Available from:


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