Antibacterial Activity of Fruit of Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae)
Hygeia.J.D.Med.6 (1) 2014; 20-24.
Manjima Prabhakaran, Bincy Reejo, D. Suresh Kumar*
CARe Keralam Ltd, KINFRA Small Industries Park,KINFRA Park P.O., Koratty-680309, Thrissur District, Kerala, India
Article History: Received: 5 December 2013, revised: 25 January 2014, accepted: 12 February 2014, Available online: 3 April 2014
Article outline : Abstract, Introduction, Antibacterial activity screening , Results and Discussion, References
Plan: The present study was planned to investigate the antibacterial activity of ethyl acetate,ethanol and hexane extracts of the fruits of Careya arborea Roxb.
Methodology: Agar diffusion assay was carried out using the extracts.
Outcome: All the tested bacterial strains viz., Escherichia Coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis) were found to be sensitive to all the 3 concentrations of ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts of fresh and dry fruit, in ascending order.
Keywords: Careya arborea, antibacterial activity, Lecythidaceae
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Citation: Manjima Prabhakaran, Bincy Reejo, D. Suresh Kumar. Antibacterial Activity of Fruit of Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae).Hygeia.J.D.Med 2014; 6(1):20-24. Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID- Hygeia.J.D.Med/118/14. DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.6.2014.118
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