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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(11): 484-489
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.056


Antibacterial Activity of Syzigium aromaticum L. (Clove)
D.Saikumari*, S.K. Shiva Rani and Neeti Saxena
Mycology & Plant Pathology Lab, Department of Botany,University College for Women, Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Syzigium aromaticum L. (clove) is an aromatic historic spice, belongs to the family Myrtaceae. Essential oils are the main chemical constituents of the clove. Cloves are been used in the traditional and modern medicine preparations. It possess anti-helminthic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti- pyretic, anti-allergic, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic,  anti-allergic, anti-viral, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-arthritis, anti-parasitic properties. The extracts of clove were studied on 4 bacterial cultures i.e. gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. Gram negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Growth inhibition was evaluated by the Agar well diffusion method. The antibacterial activity of clove was found statistically in gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (16mm) and Bacillus subtilis (12mm) than gram negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa (7mm) and Escherichia coli (6mm).Therefore the extracts of clove can be used as antibacterial activity.


Keywords: Clove,Essential oil, Antibacterial, Growth inhibition
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Saikumari, D., S.K. Shiva Rani and Neeti Saxena. 2016. Antibacterial Activity of Syzigium aromaticum L. (Clove).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(11): 484-489. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.056