ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Sung Kwon Park1, Chang Weon Choi2, Yoo Kyung Lee1, Park Jae Hyun3 and Selvaraj Arokiyaraj1
1Department of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, National Institute of Animal Science, Republic of Korea.
2Department of Animal Resources, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 712-714, Korea.
3Department of Animal Science, Konkuk Univesity, Chungju, Republic of Korea.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(1):117-120
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 17/11/2013 | Accepted: 06/01/2014 | Published: 28/02/2014
Abstract

The present study was carried out to evaluate the free radical scavenging activity and antimicrobial activity of Cordia obliqua against bacteria and fungi. Results of the current study disclosed that Cordia obliqua exhibited antibacterial effect against Gram positive Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram negative Escherichia coli. It also showed inhibition effect against Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. Further, Cordia obliqua showed free radical scavenging ability against the DPPH radicals (IC50 <100 µg/ml).

Keywords

Antibacterial activity, Cordia obliqua, Free radicals, Phytoconstituents

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