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Antibacterial activity of Aristolochia bracteata root extracts.

Negi, P. S. and Anandharamakrishnan, C. and Jayaprakasha, G. K. (2003) Antibacterial activity of Aristolochia bracteata root extracts. Journal of Medicinal Food, 6 (4). pp. 401-403. ISSN 1096-620X

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Aristolochia bracteata (Aristolochiaceae) is used in traditional medicines as a gastric stimulant and in the treatment of cancer, lung inflammation, and dysentery and snake bites. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the antibacterial activity of Aristolochia bracteata root extracts. Roots of A. bracteata were powdered and successively extracted with ethyl acetate, acetone, methanol, and water for 8 hours each using a Soxhlet extractor. Antibacterial activity of dried extracts was evaluated by the pour-plate method against a few Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. All the crude extracts showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. The ethyl acetate extract was found to be the most effective. This study shows the potential for replacement of synthetic preservatives by the use of natural extracts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibacterial activity • Aristolochia bracteata • Bacillus cereus • Escherichia coli • Pseudomonas aeruginosa • Staphylococcus aureus
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 04 Medicinal Plants
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 10 Food Microorganisms
Divisions: Human Resource Development
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 05:35
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 05:35
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2041

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