Phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity of galls of Pistacia integerrima Stew ex. Brand

  • Pramod D Khobragade
  • Minal Khobragade
  • Digambar S Chothe
Keywords: Pistacia integerrima Stew Ex. Brand, Antibacterial activity, Rakshoghna, Physico-Chemical analysis


The gall of Karkatshringi (Pistacia integerrima Stew Ex. Brand) is a well known drug used in paediatric diseases.  Sushrutacharya has mentioned karkatshringi is one of the drugs in Rakshoghna Dravyas, used in treatment of Grahabadha. Symptoms of Grahabadha are similar to the symptoms of various infectious diseases. The galls powder of Karkatshringi was evaluated preliminary physico-chemically. The water extracts was prepared and performed antibacterial activity by disc diffusion method and assayed for MIC using micro dilution technique. It showed that the galls powder of Pistacia was sensitive against staphylococci and E-coli and resistant to pseudomonas.
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