Antibacterial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Impatiens ChinensisAuthor(s): Vidya Viswanad, Arya Subash K., M. Anurag, P. P. Anupama and Arun Abhraham
Impatiens chinensis commonly known as wild balsam is used as an antimicrobial agent in folk medicine. According to literature, this plant has been less explored for its antimicrobial activity. In this study, the antibacterial activity of this plant was carried out using chloroform and ethyl acetate extract by agar well diffusion method. Phytochemical study was carried out to find the presence of glycosides, alkaloids and carbohydrates. Zone of inhibition was observed and led to the conclusion that the extracts of Impatiens chinensis inhibited the growth of bacteria.