ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Kommidi Devendar Reddy1 , Kandappa Himakar Reddy2, Moodley Brenda1, Koorbanally N.A.1 and Govender Patrick2

1School of Chemistry and Physics, 2Department of Bio Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, Durban – 4000, South Africa.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol. 2014, 8(6):4451-4453
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 11/02/2014 | Accepted: 15/04/2014 | Published: 31/12/2014
Abstract

This communication describes the in vitro anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidative evaluation results of the different extracts of Gazania (Asteraceae).  Whole plant was extracted using distilled n-hexane, DCM, ethyl acetate methanol and methanol: water subsequently. These fractions were further tested for in vitro anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidative activities using standard methods like micro broth dilution method for anti-bacterial and fungal, DPPH radical scavenging and H2O2 scavenging activity methods for anti-oxidative activity. The investigations resulted fractions with good anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidative activities, results were tabulated. Based on the results it was concluded that DCM, ethyl acetate, methanol and methanol: water fractions have good bio activity, these fractions may be further investigated for the pure compounds.

Keywords

Gazania, micro broth dilution, DPPH radical scavenging activity, H2O2 scavenging activity

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