SCREENING OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF FIVE DIFFERENT SPICES (AJWAIN, CORIANDER, CUMIN, FENNEL, AND FENUGREEK) AGAINST PATHOGENIC BACTERIAL STRAINS


Salma S, Lalitha Ramakrishnan, Vinothini J

Abstract


 Objective: This study was focussed on an evaluation of antibacterial activities of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of commonly consumed spices, namely, Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), cumin (Cuminum cyminum), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), and Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum).

Methods: This study includes the antibacterial effects of spices against six bacterial strains, namely, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, and Staphylococcus aureus to compare their antibacterial effects by the paper disc agar diffusion method with three antibiotics such as amikacin, chloramphenicol, and vancomycin.

Results: According to findings, it is determined that inhibitory activity was detected on aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Ajwain, aqueous extract of cumin and on alcoholic mixed spice sample.


Keywords


Antibacterial activity, Ajwain, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Coriander, Bacterial strains.

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Title

SCREENING OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF FIVE DIFFERENT SPICES (AJWAIN, CORIANDER, CUMIN, FENNEL, AND FENUGREEK) AGAINST PATHOGENIC BACTERIAL STRAINS

Keywords

Antibacterial activity, Ajwain, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Coriander, Bacterial strains.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.22652

Date

01-02-2018

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 252-254

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Salma S
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, PSG College of Arts and Science, Affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
India

Lalitha Ramakrishnan
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, PSG College of Arts and Science, Affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
India

Vinothini J


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