Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Antibacterial Activity of Fruit of Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae)

Hygeia.J.D.Med.6 (1) 2014; 20-24.

Manjima Prabhakaran, Bincy Reejo, D. Suresh Kumar*

CARe Keralam Ltd, KINFRA Small Industries Park,KINFRA Park P.O., Koratty-680309, Thrissur District, Kerala, India


Article History: Received: 5 December 2013,  revised: 25 January 2014, accepted: 12 February 2014, Available online: 3 April 2014


Article outline :  Abstract, Introduction, Antibacterial activity screening , Results and DiscussionReferences  

PlanThe present study was planned tinvestigate the antibacterial activitof ethyl acetate,ethanol and hexane extracts of the fruits of Careya arborea Roxb.

MethodologyAgar diffusion assay was carried out using the extracts.

OutcomeAll the tested bacterial strains  viz., Escherichia Coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermiswere found to be sensitive to all the 3 concentrations of ethyl acetate  and methanolic extracts of fresh and dry fruit, in ascending order.

KeywordsCareya arborea, antibacterial activity, Lecythidaceae

For Correspondence: dvenu21@yahoo.com
Rid: D-2044-2014  

Citation: Manjima Prabhakaran, Bincy Reejo, D. Suresh KumarAntibacterial Activity of Fruit of Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae).Hygeia.J.D.Med 2014; 6(1):20-24. Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID- Hygeia.J.D.Med/118/14.  DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.6.2014.118

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