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Author Kumari, B. D. Ranjitha
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Antibacterial Study ♦ Bacillus Subtilis ♦ Salmonella Typhi ♦ Staphylococcus Aureus ♦ Micrococcus Luteus ♦ Escherichia Coli ♦ Antibacterial Activity ♦ Volatile Compound ♦ Pronounced Inhibition ♦ Vitro Agar ♦ Aromatics Plant ♦ Root Extract ♦ Inhibitory Action ♦ Water Extract ♦ Petroleum Ether ♦ Family Asteraceae ♦ Folk Medicine ♦ Pathogenic Bacteria ♦ Antibacterial Activity Root ♦ Whole Plant ♦ Important Compound ♦ Various Secondary Metabolite ♦ Inhibition Volatile Compound Introduction Arthralgia ♦ Phytochemical Analysis ♦ Present Study ♦ Small Aromatic Biennial ♦ Ethyl Acetate Root Extract ♦ Cichorium Intybus ♦ General Debility ♦ Perennial Herb ♦ Diffusion Method
Abstract Abstract: Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) belongs to the family Asteraceae and it is a small aromatic biennial or perennial herb. The whole plant contains a number of medicinally important compounds such as inulin, esculin, volatile compounds (monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes), coumarins, flavonoids and vitamins. In the present study, we evaluated the phytochemical analysis for the presence of various secondary metabolites and antibacterial activity of the root extracts of chicory against pathogenic bacteria like gram positive (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus luteus) and gram negative (Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi) bacteria by in vitro agar well diffusion method. The hexane and ethyl acetate root extracts of chicory showed pronounced inhibition than chloroform, petroleum ether and water extracts. Root extracts showed more inhibitory action on Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhi than Micrococcus luteus and Escherichia coli. Key words: Cichorium intybus L. antibacterial activity root extracts zone of inhibition volatile compounds INTRODUCTION arthralgia, lumbago, asthma and general debility [4, 5]. Higher and aromatics plants have been used traditionally in folk medicine as well as to extend the shelf
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Age Range above 22 year
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
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