Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of whole seed extracts of Perseaamericana Mill

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Sooad Al-Daihan
Abeer M Aldbass
Latifah M Alotebi
Ramesa Shafi Bhat

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Perseaamericana Mill used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments and has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral and wound-healing properties. In the present study, antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different extracts of Perseaamericana Mill were investigated. Antioxidant potential of plant extracts was evaluated by means of total phenolic, total flavonoids content and DPPH radical scavenging activity. The highest phenolic and flanovoid content was observed in methanol extract while the lowest was achieved in aqueous extract. At concentration of 500 SOH g/mL, DPPH radical scavenging activity was found to be highest in methanol extract (70%) and lowest in aqueous extract (51%). Antibacterial activity of different extracts was evaluated by using the disk diffusion method. Highest antibacterial activity was observed with methanol extract against S. pyogenes, while minimum activity was observed with aqueous extract against E.coli.

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Al-Daihan S, Aldbass A, Alotebi L, Bhat R. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of whole seed extracts of Perseaamericana Mill. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Dec.2016 [cited 11Jul.2020];4(04):15-8. Available from: http://ijpbr.in/index.php/IJPBR/article/view/921
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