Studies on phytochemicals, antibacterial efficacy and antioxidant potency of Capparis sepiaria on enteric pathogens — IJBB

S Mohana Sundaram, Bharathi, Thirumalai, Pennarasi, Gowthamkumar, Sabarirajan, Premanand, Vishalanand, Mohsin

Department of Biotechnology, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology, Maduranthagam, TamilNadu-603308, India

Key words: Capparis sepiaria , phytochemicals, antibacterial, antioxidant.


In this investigation, Capparis sepiaria was analysed for its phytochemical constituents qualitatively and quantitatively. The antibacterial property of aqueous, ethanolic and hexane extracts of Capparis sepiaria was studied against different bacteria include Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella typhi, Enterobacter aerogenes, and Shigella flexineri. Hexane extract of Capparis sepiaria showed the maximum growth inhibition zone of 20.4±0.2 mm at concentration of 500 mg against Salmonella typhi.

Please mention the highest inhibition result including extract name and concentration. The antioxidant effect of those extracts was also studied against α-tocopherol as a control. From the results, Alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins were revealed to be present in Capparis sepiaria. Ethanol extract at the concentration of 500 μg/ml showed 57.81% antioxidant activity against 500 μg/ml of α-tocopherol which showed 66.76% as a standard reference.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 1, Number 3, November 2011 — IJBB

Journal Name: International Journal of Biomolecules and Biomedicine (IJBB)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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