In vitro antimicrobial activity of herbal edible plant Taverniera persica from Cholistan desert, Pakistan
International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures
August 17-19, 2015 Birmingham, UK

Adeel Mahmood1, Aqeel Mahmood2 and Nadeem Ahmed3

1COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan 2University of Sargodha, Pakistan 3Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Food Process Technol


Biological activity is a face telling the valuable possessions of crude drug or living substance in a natural compound. For the evaluation of biological activity of natural compound bioassays are performed. In this research antibacterial and antifungal activity of crude methanolic and ethanolic extract was screened for a selected edible herb. Antibacterial activity was evaluated by disc diffusion method while antifungal activity was screened through agar tube dilution method. Both the crude extract exhibited considerable antibacterial and antifungal activity. Maximum antibacterial activity was shown by methanolic extract of tested plant against Escherichia coli i.e., 12 mm inhibition zone at the 15 mg/ml concentration while the slandered antibiotics DOX (Doxycycline) showed 14 mm inhibition zone. MIC (Minimum inhibitory concentration) was found 1 mg/ml. Methanolic extract was more active against the tested microbes compared to the ethanolic extract.

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