Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 19, Nov. Suppl, Issue 2017; Page No.(8-11)

INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTI-BACTERIAL ACTIVITY ON RHIZOPHORA APICULATA ETHANOLIC EXTRACT FOR MEDICAL TEXTILE APPLICATIONS

V. KRISHNAVENI AND SRINIVASAN JAGANATHAN

Abstract

The serviceable requirements of medical textiles have led to the innovative use of variety of natural plants with enhanced hygienic properties for medical applications. The Rhizophora apiculata herb is one of the very important natural resource which is available in the tropical areas with plenty of hygienic and comfort properties. In this research work Rhizophora apiculata plant leaves were collected and extracted and it was applied on cotton fabric. The extract was tested under qualitative phytochemical screening and the test results revealed the presence of phytochemical constituents. The anti-microbial property of rhizophora extract 10% and 20% concentrated treated samples were tested using standard AATCC 147 qualitative and AATCC 100 quantitative tests against both gram positive bacterial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and gram negative bacterial pathogens Pseudomonas auruginosa, Escherichia coli . The test result shows that the Rhizophora apiculata treated samples has good antibacterial activity.

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