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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 106-111
DOI: 10.17311/rjphyto.2008.106.111
 
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Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Commiphora kerstingii Engl. Stem Bark Extract

A.A. Musa

Abstract:
Methanolic extract of Commiphora kerstingii Engl. stem bark was screened for antioxidant activity using DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) radical scavenging assay to obtain an IC50 value of 26.27±0.24 μg cm-3 compared to ascorbic acid with an IC50 value of 33.59±0.21 μg cm-3 used as control. Antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens were tested. The result showed that Staphylococcus aureus was the most inhibited by the methanolic extract with diameter of inhibition zone of 30 mm while Pseudomonas fluorescens was the least inhibited with diameter of inhibition zone of 16 mm. Phytochemical investigation showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, anthraquiniones, cardiac glycosides, tannins and flavonoids in the methanolic extract of Commiphora kerstingii stem bark.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Musa , 2008. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Commiphora kerstingii Engl. Stem Bark Extract. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 2: 106-111.

DOI: 10.17311/rjphyto.2008.106.111

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjphyto.2008.106.111

COMMENTS
14 March, 2009
MOORTHI.A:
HI

I M MOORTHI FROM POLLACHI IN TAMILNADU INDIA..

I M DOING NOW MY M.SC BIOTECHNOLOGY IN N.G.M.COLLEGE

POLLACHI TAMILNADU INDIA..I M ALSO DOING MY RESEARCH

WORK IN ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF

SOME FRUITS.. THATS WHY YOUR SUBMISSION IS VERY USEFUL

TO ME AND I REQUEST TO YOU SOME IDEAS GIVE FOR ME TO

CARRY ON FURTHER RESEARCH WORK..I M WAITING FOR YOUR

NICE REPLY..

THAKING YOU

MOORTHI.A

17 February, 2010
vikkiraman:
hai sir im vicky from loyola college chennai,doing m.sc.chemistry and doing my project work in antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of some plant,also im going to do my seminar using your paper so i need spectrum of isolated compounds,if you have send it to me as soon as possible, im waiting for your reply.............
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