ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LEMON PEEL (CITRUS LIMON) EXTRACT


Junab Ali, Biswajit Das, Trideep Saikia

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of methanolic extract from the peel of the fruit of Citrus Limon (Family-Rutaceae) in conjugation with phytochemical analysis.

Methods: The methanolic extract from the peel of the fruit of Citrus Limon (Family-Rutaceae) was separated from fruits, shade dried, powdered and extracted using methanol, analysed for phytochemical constituents using standard methods. The antimicrobial activity of the plant extract was examined against 2 bacterial strains among one is Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and other is Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) and 1 fungal strains (Candida albicans) using agar well diffusion method.

Results: The present investigation shows the phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract of the fruits peel Citrus limon. Various phytochemical analyses revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponin, flavonoids, carbohydrates, glycosides and citric acids and tannins. The antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract of the plant showed significant result against all the of the test organisms.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that methanolic extract of the peel of Citrus Limon contains the high presence of phytochemicals. The methanolic extract of the plant was found to possess promising antimicrobial activity when compared with the standards. 


Keywords


Citrus Limon, Antimicrobial, Zone of Inhibition, Agar disc diffusion method

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Title

ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LEMON PEEL (CITRUS LIMON) EXTRACT

Keywords

Citrus Limon, Antimicrobial, Zone of Inhibition, Agar disc diffusion method

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i4.20962

Date

14-07-2017

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 9, Issue 4, 2017 Page: 79-82

Online ISSN

0975-7066

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Authors & Affiliations

Junab Ali
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Azara, Guwahati 781017

Biswajit Das
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Azara, Guwahati 781017

Trideep Saikia
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Azara, Guwahati 781017


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