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In Vitro Antimicrobial Activities of Cinnamomum iners Leaf and Bark Extracts Against Pathogens of Food Borne Diseases

  • Open or Close A Geo Vigila1, K Sahayaraj1* and X Baskaran2*

    1Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu- 627 002, India

    2State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

    *Corresponding author: K Sahayaraj, Crop Protection Research Centre, Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu- 627002, India

Submission: March 31, 2018;Published: May 10, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2018.03.000570

ISSN: 2576-9162
Volume3 Issue4


In general, food borne diseases may arise from the consumption of contaminated food due to microbials. Cinnamomum iners Reinw. ex Blume is belongs to the family of Lauraceae which used as traditional herb to cure fever and digestive problem. In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of leaf and bark extracted with ethanol, acetone and water. Two different concentrations (15 and 30μg) were used to compare the antimicrobial activity using in vitro disc diffusion zone. Five bacterial strains such Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Serratia marcescens, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeroginosa and three fungal strains namely Trichophyton rubrum, Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans were used. Bark extracts of C.iners exhibited higher inhibition zone against bacterial strains. Our present study concludes that bark extracts could be potential source to inhibit wide range of micro organisms than leaf extracts of C.iners.

Keywords: Antimicrobial; Cinnamomum iners; Bark extract; In vitro disc diffusion

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