Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)
Phytochemical profile and antimicrobial activity of turmeric grown in Andaman Islands
Author(s): K Abirami, Sachidananda Swain, Piya Xaxa, V Baskaran, K Sakthivel and Binku Mondal
Abstract: Turmeric is one of the important spice that has many medicinal properties. The co-2 variety of turmeric grown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands were subjected to phytochemical assay. The results showed that the rhizomes of turmeric had highest phenolic (31.62 mg/g GAE) and flavonoid content (18.02 mg/g GAE) in methanolic extract than aqueous extract. The antioxidant assay was done by DPPH activity of two extracts and were increased with increasing concentration (10-75 µg/ml), the DPPH activity was showed highest in methanolic extract (26.02 mg BHA/g). The antimicrobial scavenging activity was found to be 49.79% and 17. 24% in methanolic and aqueous extract respectively. The methanol and aqueous extracts of the C. longa showed no antimicrobial activity against R. solanacearum, C. gloeosporioides and Fusarium spp., at all dilutions
How to cite this article:
K Abirami, Sachidananda Swain, Piya Xaxa, V Baskaran, K Sakthivel, Binku Mondal. Phytochemical profile and antimicrobial activity of turmeric grown in Andaman Islands. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(6):09-13.