Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Biotechnology, National College, Tribhuvan University, Naya Bazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

2 Department of Chemistry, Sanjivani Arts, Commerce and Science College, Kopargaon 423 603, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India

3 Department of Microbiology, Sanjivani Arts, Commerce and Science College, Kopargaon 423 603, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India


The medicinal plant has been in perpetual use as a traditional medicine in most Asian and African countries. One such plant is Desmostachya bipinnata Linn., a perennial plant of Poaceae family, which has been widely used to treat some infectious diseases. The screening of this plant revealed substantial phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides and other constituents, which possess a wide range of biological activities such as anti-ulcerogenic, anti-helicobacter, anti-inflammatory and other antimicrobial activity. The major compounds found in D. bipinnata are L-limonene, camphene, β-eudesmol, trycin-7-glucoside and trycin. So far, research on this plant demonstrated that, the isolated compounds are safe for human use. However, further activities of the phytochemicals and their medicinal aspects needs to be studied so that more new compounds can be identified, which can be used for the treatment of different bacterial infections.This review is an attempt to comprise all the study of plant phytochemical and antimicrobial properties. 

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Phytochemical Analysis and Anti-Microbial Activity of Desmostachya Bipinnata: A review


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