Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of Punica granatum peel against the enteric pathogens: An invitro study

Pai, Vasudha and Chanu, Thangjam Rubee and Chakraborty, Rituparna and Raju, Bangar and Lobo, Richard and Ballal, Mamatha (2011) Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of Punica granatum peel against the enteric pathogens: An invitro study. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 1 (2). pp. 57-62. ISSN 2249 - 7412

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Abstract

Punica granatum (pomegranate) is commonly used in India as a traditional medicine for the treatment of pathogenic bacteria. The present study investigates the antibacterial activity of Pomegranate rind extracts (alcoholic and aqueous) against various enteric pathogens. Both Standard strains and clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae, Entero toxigenic E. coli, Entero pathogenic E. coli, Entero aggregative E.coli, Salmonella and Shigella species along with few strains of Candida were used in the study . Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed following standard procedure (Kirby-Bauer’s diffusion method) by the punch well technique. The results obtained were encouraging as the ethanolic extract showed greater zones of inhibition against the various enteric pathogens tested in comparison with the aqueous extract. Most significant inhibitory effect was seen against Shigella flexneri and Aeromonas hydrophila.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Punica granatum ,peel, antimicrobial activity, enteric pathogens.
Subjects: Health Sciences > KMCIC
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 04:26
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 04:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3596

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