Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity and Antioxidant Activity by Electrochemical Method of Ethanolic Extract of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb BarkDeepa R1, Manjunatha H1*, Krishna V1 and Kumara Swamy BE2
- Corresponding Author:
- Manjunatha H
Department of PG Studies and Research in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Jnanasahyadri, Kuvempu University
Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India, 577451
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Received date: September 17, 2014; Accepted date: October 31, 2014; Published date: November 15, 2014
Citation: Deepa R, Manjunatha H, Krishna V, Kumara Swamy BE (2014) Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity and Antioxidant Activity by Electrochemical Method of Ethanolic Extract of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb Bark. J Biotechnol Biomater 4:166. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000166
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The antimicrobial potential of the ethanolic extract of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb stem bark has been evaluated against some micro organisms like Bacillus polymyxa, Vibrio cholera and Candida albicans. Results indicated that the phytochemical extracts of P. marsupium exhibited significant activity at different varying dosages. However, the present study depicts that the ethanolic extract of Pterocarpus marsupium bark can be used as a potential source of novel antimicrobial agents. The reducing ability of the ethanol extract was determined by cyclic voltammetry. The low anodic current and low anodic peak potential imply the good reducing ability of the molecules resulting in good antioxidant activity of the extract.