Helicteres isora L. commonly known as “Mudmudika” is an important familiar shrub among the populace of Odisha, having potential to cure diabetic, weakness in new-born baby, diarrhoea and scabies. The leaf extracts were analyzed for qualitative screening of bioactive compounds, micronutrients, antimicrobial agent and their anti-microbial effect on known bacterial and fungal pathogens in conformity with the claim made by tribal communities of Odisha. Present study highlights the pharmacological importance of the plant with establishment of a correlation between the tribal claims and bioactive compounds present in leaf extracts and to justify through experimental results and published relevant literature.
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