Preliminary phytochemical and antibacterial activity of the leaf and callus of Passiflora edulis Sims, were examined using extracts of benzene, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, chloroform and petroleum ether. Of these, chloroform extract of the leaf and callus showed the maximum solubility and antimicrobial activity with the MIC ranging from 100 to 250 µl. Extracts of benzene, petroleum ether and isopropanol were ineffective in inhibiting the selected bacteria. In addition, this phytochemical study confirmed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins and triterpenes from ethanol and chloroform extracted sources.
Johnson, M.; Maridass, Muthia; and Irudayaraj, V.
"Preliminary Phytochemical and Anti-Bacterial Studies on Passiflora edulis,"
1, Article 51.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/51