Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003545
Title: Antibacterial activity of Caralluma fimbriata against enteric pathogens – An in vitro study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim and Objective: Caralluma fimbriata is a certain species of the Caralluma genus that appears to have historical usage as a famine food, appetite suppressant, and thirst quencher when the vegetables are boiled and salted. C. fimbriata appears to require up to a month or so to work for appetite suppression. Enteric pathogens refer to any microorganism or substances that are capable of producing disease in the small intestine. Enteric bacterial pathogens mainly cause diarrhea and gastroenteritis. Materials and Methods: Antibacterial activity is determined by the disk diffusion method by adopting in vitro standard protocols. Plant material: C. fimbriata ethanolic extract is obtained from Green Chem Herbal Extracts and Formulations, Bengaluru. Conclusion: The study reveals that C. fimbriata is a potential candidate for the treatment of diarrhea caused by enteric pathogens food spoilage and is often caused by the growth of many pathogenic bacterial strains. Prevention of food spoilage in the food industry and food stuff is mainly based on the application of chemical preservatives. The plant extracts which proved to be potentially effective and can be used as natural alternative preventives to control food poisoning diseases and preserve foodstuff avoiding health hazards of chemically antimicrobial agent applications.

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    V. Lavanya1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. Lavanya1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

    Title:Antibacterial activity of Caralluma fimbriata against enteric pathogens – An in vitro study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1000-1003)
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    Methodology:Antibacterial activity,Disk diffusion
    Research Materials:Caralluma fimbriata

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Antibacterial Caralluma fimbriata Disk diffusion

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