Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-MB-0000775
Title: Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of lichen extracts, honey and their combination
Category: Microbiology
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    The present study was carried to evaluate antioxidant and antibacterial activity of two macrolichens Parmotrema pseudotinctorum (des. Abb.) Hale and Ramalina hossei H. Magn & G. Awasthi individually and in combination with honey. The powdered lichen materials were extracted with methanol solvent. Antioxidant activity was assessed using DPPH free radical scavenging assay and antibacterial activity was determined by performing Agar well diffusion method. Antioxidant activity of combination of honey and lichen extracts was not as effective as scavenging potential of individual lichen extracts. Extracts of P. pseudotinctorum and R. hossei exhibited marked antibacterial activity individually than in combination with honey. Among all, honey showed less antioxidant and antibacterial activity. Thus, combination of lichen extracts and honey was not found to exert any synergistic action.

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    T.R.Prashith Kekuda 1*, K.S.Vinayaka 2, S.V.Praveen Kumar 3, S.J.Sudharshan 1

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    1 Dept. of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, NES Campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201, Karnataka, INDIA
    2 Dept. of Studies and Research in Applied Botany, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451, Karnataka, INDIA
    3 Dept. of Studies and Research in Microbiology, Shivagangothri, Tholhunase, Davangere, Karnataka, INDIA


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    Prashith Kekuda T.R
    Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences,
    NES Campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201,
    Karnataka, INDIA
    Received on: 20-07-2009; Accepted on:05-10-2009

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    T.R.Prashith Kekuda 1*, K.S.Vinayaka 2, S.V.Praveen Kumar 3, S.J.Sudharshan 1

    Title:Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of lichen extracts, honey and their combination
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (December)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1875-1878)
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    Methodology:Antioxidant and antibacterial activity
    Research Materials:Parmotrema pseudotinctorum (des. Abb.) Hale, Ramalina hossei H. Magn & G. Awasthi, Honey,

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Parmotrema pseudotinctorum (des. Abb.) Hale Ramalina hossei H. Magn & G. Awasthi Honey Antioxidant activity Antibacterial activity

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