Volume : 10, Issue : 01, January – 2023



Authors :

Shankar Lal Kushwaha, Dr. Vivekanand Katare*, Ms. Nisha Kalme, Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jain


Abstract :

Herbal medicines are those with active ingredients made from plant parts, such as leaves, roots or flowers. Boswellia serrata (Salai/Salai guggul), is a moderate to large sized branching tree of family Burseraceae (Genus Boswellia), grows in dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa and Middle East. This study investigates the qualitative, quantitative and in vitro antimicrobial activity of Boswellia serrata plant extract. The roots of Boswellia serrata was collected and was treated by maceration process using Hydroalcoholic solvent (methanol: water 80:20). The percentage yield of Hydroalcoholic extract of Boswellia serrata was found to 5.12% by using maceration method. The results of phytochemical revels that the all polar and aqueous soluble compound was found to be present in Boswellia serrata roots extract. The total alkaloid content was found to be 0.215 AT mg/100mg. The results of antimicrobial study shows that the aqueous extract of roots of Boswellia serrata have promising antibacterial effect. The results of antimicrobial activity showed that the plant extract is effective against bacteria as well as fungi. Hence it is concluded that the roots of Boswellia serrata can be used in pharmaceutical industry for the formulation of antimicrobial drug for the treatment of various fungal and bacterial infections.
Key Words: Boswellia serrata, Antimicrobial Activity, Phytochemical analysis, Pharmaceutics

Cite This Article:

Please cite this article in press Vivekanand Katare et al, Qualitative, Quantitative And In-Vitro Antimicrobial Activity Of Boswellia Serrata Extract.., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2023; 10(01)./p>

Number of Downloads : 10


1. WHO, General Guidelines for Methodologies on Research and Evaluation of Traditional Medicines, 2000, p. 1.
2. Schulz V., Ha¨nsel R., Tyler V.E. Rational phytotherapy. A physician’s guide to herbal medicine, 4th edn, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001.
3. Maupetit P. New constituents in olibanum resinoid and essential oils. Perfumer Flavorist. 1984;9:19–37.
4. 8. Leung AY, Foster S. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons; 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs and cosmetics; pp. 389–91.
5. Gupta M, Sharma R, Kumar A. Comparative potential of simvastatin, Rosuvastatin and Fluvastatin against bacterial infection: an in silico and in vitro study. Orient Pharm Exp Med. 2019:1–17.
6. WHO. Antimicrobial resistance: Global report on surveillance, vol. 2014. Geneva: WHO; 2014.
7. Pandey, A., & Tripathi, S. (2014). Concept of standardization, extraction and pre phytochemical screening strategies for herbal drug. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2(5).
8. Ajanal, M., Gundkalle, M. B., & Nayak, S. U. (2012). Estimation of total alkaloid in Chitrakadivati by UV-Spectrophotometer. Ancient science of life, 31(4), 198.