Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Epimedium elatum (morr. & decne.) and quantification of its marker compounds

Author(s): Mudasir A.Tantry, Reehana Khan, Seema Akbar, Mohmad Arief, Mohammed K.Siddiqui

The medicinal importance of Epimedium elatum growing wild in Kashmir Himalaya is well documented. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of this plant were determined. Isolation, characterization and quantification of phenolics from the plant using different chromatographic and spectral techniques have been achieved. The overall results of this study indicates that the plant extracts and isolated markers have interesting antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and represent a potential source of medicine for the treatment of diseases.

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