Antimicrobial Profiling of three Famous Indian Spices on S. aureus & S. epidermidis
|Shreya Mittra1, Abha Singh2, Dheerendra Kumar3, Sujeet Kr. Singh4
1Student, Department of Microbiology, SHIATS, Allahabad, India
2 Student, Department of Biotechnology, SHIATS, Allahabad, India
3Assistant Professor, B.N. College of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India
4Head, Division of Microbiology, CytoGene Research & Development, Lucknow, India
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In order to study the antimicrobial activity of Cold Water, Hot Water, Methanol, Acetone, Chloroform, Diethyl ether, Xylene and Petroleum ether extract of three Indian spices such as Piper nigrum L., was tested against infectious disease causing bacterial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis using the Agar Well diffusion method. It was observed that hot water, cold water, Methanol, Acetone, Chloroform, xylene, Diethyl ether and Petroleum ether showed activity against both Bacteria. The extract of Pimenta dioicas in different solvents showed maximum activity against Staphylococcus aureus. The results confirmed presence of antibacterial activity in the selected Indian spices against the human pathogenic organisms.