Study of the phytochemical constituents and antibacterial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria of the rhizome oil of Hedychium Spicatum (Kapoor Kacchri)
Authors: SHASHI AGARWAL*, ALKA SRIVASTAVA, RACHNA PRAKASH and RASHMI MOHAN MATHUR
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Hedychium Spicatum (Kapoor Kacchri) is a vigorous tall growing ginger and consist multiple stem per pot. The
underground part rhizome is useful in preparation of indigenous medicine. The crude extract of rhizome has been used in preparation of anticancerous drug. In addition to its medicinal values, the plant rhizome is reported to posses anti inflammatory, hypoglycaemic, vasodialator and hypotensive properties as well as antibacterial activity against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The major chemical constituents are limonene, cineole, terpinene, linalool, p-cymene, terpeneol and phellandrene.