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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2020, 8(3), 61-68
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-8-3-2
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Antimicrobial Effect of Non-polar Compounds Extracted from Medicinal Plants

Sana Ghazanfar1, Muhammad Shahid2, , Huadong Liu1 and Muhammad Shafa3

1School of Life Science and Technology, Xian Jiaotong University, West Road, 28#, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 710049, P.R. China

2Departmenet of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

3School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, West Road, 28#, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 710049, P.R. China

Pub. Date: September 26, 2020

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Sana Ghazanfar, Muhammad Shahid, Huadong Liu and Muhammad Shafa. Antimicrobial Effect of Non-polar Compounds Extracted from Medicinal Plants. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2020; 8(3):61-68. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-8-3-2


The learning is too focussing on identification of compounds dependable for the antimicrobial. Medicinal plants have a significant wellspring of pharmacological impacts that goes about as new of diseases, anti-infections, antioxidant and hostile to malignancy operators. In this study, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum L.) green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) nutmegs (Myristicafragrans Houtt) were investigated. Medicinal plants are generally devoured around the world; green tea contains a lot of non-oxidized flavonoids, named catechins. Therapeutic plants are additionally proof that lessens oxidative pressure hostile to diabetic and switches endothelial brokenness. The examination was led to investigate the antimicrobial and cancer prevention agent properties. The antimicrobial activities were analyzed by disc diffusion test against chosen microbial strain. Anti-microbial activity of n-hexane extract from medicinal plants against two “Gram positive” microscopic organisms viz Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtils two “Gram negative” microorganisms, for example, Pasturellamultocida and Escherichia coli was performed. The antimicrobial effects showed that 30% concentration of n-hexane black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) extract had a strong activity against Bacillus subtills (64±1) and 50% concentration of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) extract against Staphylococcus aureus (23±1). The consequences of against oxidant activities uncovered that the most noteworthy all out phenolic substance and complete flavonoid substance were noted after extract of plants. Free radical rummaging action was most extreme in n-hexane extract of plants. Reducing power assay was most extreme extracts of plants. Biofilm activity of plants extracts n-hexane against two bacteria viz Staphylococcus aureus and such as Escherichia coli was done. The extract shows maximum hemolysis of erythrocytes. It was seen that all verified microbial strains were sensitive “>0.82 activity value” to extract that showed a higher antimicrobial impact. Keep in outlook the significance of flavonoids and other bioactive compounds this investigation concentrated on evaluating natural compounds utilizing remove at various fixation.

thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.)) nutmeg (Myristicafragrans Houtt) black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum L.) green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) n-Hexane

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