Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-000011
Title: Antibacterial activity of Amchur (Dried Pulp of Unripe Mangifera indica) extracts on some food borne bacteria
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    To assess the antimicrobial activities of amchur extract on some food borne bacteria under in-vitro conditions and to determine the MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) of the herbal extract against the test bacteria.The antibacterial  activity of amchur (dried pulp of unripe Mangifera indica) extract (50% ethanol) was tested against ten bacterial strains (7 Gram-positive and 3 Gram-negative), mostly belongs to foodborne pathogens, by agar well diffusion method. The crude extract showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity be inhibiting both the groups of bacteria. Minimal inhibitory concentration of the spice against each test organism was also studied by observing their growth on Mueller Hinton Agar containing the spice extract at various incremental levels, equivalent to 62.5-500mg/mL of spice. The extract was most effective against Staphylococcus aureus (26.0mm). Bacillus mycoides was found to be the most sensitive, survived only up to 62.5mg/mL concentration of the spice, followed by Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (125mg/mL), whereas Micrococcus luteus was found to be the most resistant organism which survived up to 500mg/mL. The chief significance of the above study was to search for the alternatives to chemical preservatives used in various food industries so as to minimize their side effects and simultaneously improving the shelf life of the food products. This study shows the potential to replace the synthetic  preservatives by the use of natural extracts of amchur in various suitable food products.

    Cite this article as:Charu Gupta*1 , Amar P. Garg1 , and Ramesh C Uniyal2, Antibacterial activity of Amchur (Dried Pulp of Unripe Mangifera indica) extracts on some food borne bacteria, Journal of Pharmacy Research ,Vol.1.Issue 1. July-September 2008, 54-57.

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    Charu Gupta*1, Amar P. Garg1, and Ramesh C Uniyal2

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    1 Department of Microbiology, C.C.S university, Meerut- 250005, India
    2 Deputy Director, Amity Centre for Herbal Development, Amity University, Noida, India

     

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    Charu Gupta, Senior Research Fellow, Amity Centre for Herbal Development, D block,
    Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, India


    E mail: cgupta@amity.edu


    Received on: 22-05-2008; Accepted on 04-07-2008

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    Charu Gupta*1, Amar P. Garg1, and Ramesh C Uniyal2

    Title:Antibacterial activity of Amchur (Dried Pulp of Unripe Mangifera indica) extracts on some food borne bacteria
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):1 (July-September 2008)
    Year:2008
    Page No: (54-57)
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    Methodology:agar well diffusion, minimal inhibitory concentration
    Research Materials:Mangifera indica

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Antibacterial Mangifera indica agar well diffusion minimal inhibitory concentration food spoilage

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