In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Foeniculum vulgare Seed ExtractKhan NT*
Department of Biotechnology, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta, Pakistan
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- Khan NT
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics
Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS)
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 31, 2017; Accepted date: August 04, 2017; Published date: August 11, 2017
Citation: Khan NT (2017) In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Foeniculum vulgare Seed Extract. Agrotechnology 6:162. doi: 10.4172/2168-9881.1000162
Copyright: © 2017 Khan NT. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Foeniculum vulgare (Apiaceae) is a popular plant with valuable medicinal and culinary importance. It is mostly used in the treatment of ailments associated with digestive and respiratory systems. Besides its fruit are dry seeds which is used as flavoring agent for meat, fish and beverages. Phytoconstituents of F. vulgare seed extracts such as phenols and aromatic derivatives possess different physiochemical properties including competence to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria. Thus this study was conducted to determine the antibacterial property of Foeniculum vulgare seed extract against a variety of pathogenic bacteria.