The species, Cassia obtusa L., consists of small herbs found in tropical and subtropical regions and have wide application in herbal formulations. Leaf, stem, and fruit are used to cure various ailments in human beings. In fact, plants produce a diverse range of bioactive molecules making them a rich source of different types of medicines researches in bioactive substances might lead to the discovery of new compounds that could be used to formulate new and most potent antimicrobial drugs to over come the problem of resistant to the currently available antibiotics. The main objective of the present investigations is to analyze the fluorescence characters and evaluate the antimicrobial activity of crude extract of leaf, stem and fruit against selected gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The leaf, stem and fruit powder of the plants showed varying degree of antibacterial activity against all the tested bacteria.
Jeyabal, K. P. et al.
"Study of the Pharmacognostic Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of the Medicinal Plant Cassia obtusa L.,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 163.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/163