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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 246-254

Study on Different Extraction Methods and Antimicrobial Potential of Citrus Peel and Leaf
Mohit Roop Rai, Ritik Chawla and Anis Mirza*
Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Citrus peels are a rich source of essential oils which can be extracted by using a hydro-distillation process. The extracts contain D-limonene (70-90%) are major component. The essential oil from blood orange results the great amount of antimicrobial properties which are used against the bacteria (E. coli, B. aureus, S. typhimurim, L. moncytogene and E. faecalis). Citrus peel contains a very good amount of flavonones including several polymethoxylated flavones. The numerous therapeutic properties have been reported in fruit like anticancer, antiviral, antitumor, anti-inflammatory activities. High amount of phyto-chemical and bio-active compounds like carotenoids, minerals, flavonoids and vitamins present in citrus fruit. The bitterness in juice of citrus is mainly due to the presence of naringenin. It also contains antioxidants, antimicrobial, insect repellent and some medicinal properties.

Keywords: Limonene, Anticancer, Antitumor, Naringenin

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Mohit Roop Rai, Ritik Chawla and Anis Mirza. 2020. Study on Different Extraction Methods and Antimicrobial Potential of Citrus Peel and Leaf.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 246-254. doi:
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