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In Vitro Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Methanolic root Extracts of Hyptis suaveolens

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of biochemical Engineering and Food Technology, Harcourt butler technological Institute, Kanpur, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Bioscience, Integral University Lucknow, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (ISC-2012), Pages 41-46, February,2 (2013)

Abstract

The plant Hyptis is a potent medicinal herb and a well known medicinal plant in herbal world. Crude methanolic extract of Hyptis suaveolens were screened for their in vitro antimicrobial activity against pathogenic microorganisms; S.epidermidis; K.pneumoniae B.subtilis;E.aerogens; B.cereus.In-vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial activity determined using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and agar well diffusion method respectively. In addition,exract of Hyptis suaveolens prepared by soxlet apparatus and were partially purified by preparatory thin layer chromatography (TLC). Results indicated a potent antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of methanolic root extract of Hyptis suaveolens.

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