Antibacterial activity of chemical constituents isolated from Asparagus racemosus


  • Muhammad Abdullah Shah Department of Pharmacy, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
  • Syed Muhammad Abdullah Department of Computer Science, Islamia College University, Peshawar and Institute of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Peshawar
  • Muhammad Azim Khan Department of Weed Science, KPK Agricultural University, Peshawar
  • Gulfam Nasar NCE in Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  • Irum Saba Department of Pharmacy, University of Peshawar, Peshawar



Antibacterial, Asparagus racemosus, E. coli, S. aureus


Asparagus racemosus is a medical extensively used in traditional medicine for various disorders including its use in infectious. So far work has been done to identify its active constituents responsible for antiseptic folk use of this plant. In the current investigation, we have made an effort to identify its chemical constituents that might be partly responsible for antimicrobial properties. Extraction and isolation of plant extract lead to isolation of two nor-lignans and two steroidal triterpenes (compound 1 to 4). All compound showed considerable antibacterial activities against E. coli and S. aureus while no significant activity was observed against S. typhi. This study highlighted the potential of A. racemosus to be further explored as a source of bioactive natural products.


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Shah, M. A., S. M. Abdullah, M. A. Khan, G. Nasar, and I. Saba. “Antibacterial Activity of Chemical Constituents Isolated from Asparagus Racemosus”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 1-3, doi:10.3329/bjp.v9i1.16672.



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