In vitro antibacterial and anticancer activity of Ziziphus
Mirza Azim Beg, UVS Teotia and S Farooq
According to Ayurveda there are large numbers of traditional medicinal uses of Ziziphus species and the reasons behind the medicinal potential of this plant are because of some allied substances such as ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin and bioflavonoids and pectin-A. Therefore, this plant is a valuable source of phytochemicals, bioactives, vitamins etc. which makes it to be effective in curing or prevention from various diseases Thus the aim of the present work is to screen the different extracts of Z. jujube and its different species i.e Z. nummularia, Z. mauritiana plant parts such as leaves, fruit and bark for anti-bacterial activity and in vitro anticancer activity. Discussed study offers some preliminary information about antibacterial and anticancer potential of Ziziphus species. The exciting feature of the study particularly indicates the phytomedicinal properties of fruits of Ziziphus species. Further established composition of components is required in appropriate form for therapeutical application.