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Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Curcuma longa Natural Dye

Chairman M1*, Jayamala M2, Vijila Christy R1 and Ranjit Singh AJA3,4
1Department of Microbiology, Kamarajar Govt. Arts College, Surandai, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, 627 859, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Biotechnology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India
3Department of Chemistry, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627 412, India
4JP Arts and Science College, Ayikudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu, India
Corresponding Author : Chairman M
Department of Microbiology, Kamarajar Govt. Arts College
Surandai, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627 859, India
Tel: 09659733813
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 25, 2014; Accepted March 02, 2015; Published March 07, 2015.
Citation: Chairman M, Jayamala M, Christy VR, Singh RAJA (2015) Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of Curcuma longa Natural Dye. Gen Med (Los Angel) 3:171. doi: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000171
Copyright: © 2015 Chairman M, et al. 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.
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Abstract

Spectrometric and antimicrobial activities of natural colourants and dyed silk have been studied. Textile materials and clothing are known to be susceptible to microbial attack, as these provide large surface area and absorb moisture required for microbial growth. Natural dye Curcuma longa were tested against common pathogens Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Curcuma longa dye was most effective and showed maximum zone of inhibition thereby indicating best antimicrobial activity against all the microbes tested. These textiles dyed with these natural dyes can be very useful in developing clothing for infants, elderly and infirm people to protect them against common infections.

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