A comparative phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity of three pumpkin species
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The present study of three Cucurbita species plant seed extract was done to screen the presence of phytochemicals like alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids glycosides, and flavonoids. The solvent used for the extraction was ethanol. The extracts were tested against Escherichia coli using the agar well diffusion method at two different concentrations. The ethanol extract from Cucurbita pepo showed strong inhibition compared to other extracts on E. coli.