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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1630-1637
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.178


Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Effects of Nerium oleander Flower Extracts
S. Saranya, D. Archana and K.S. Santhy*
Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam University, (Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam University, (Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, IndiaAs plants have substances of medicinal values, they are used to treat number of diseases since long time. They had minimal or less side effect on human beings. In the present study, the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the flower extract of Nerium oleander was evaluated as a remedy for pathogenic diseases. The screening of various phytochemicals was conducted using a standard procedure using different solvents. Antimicrobial activity was evaluated by the disc diffusion method. Antioxidant activity determination was carried out using DPPH free radical scavenging assay and reducing power assay. The phytochemical screening led to the detection of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, carbohydrates and phenols. Antimicrobial tests revealed that ethanolic flower extract was most active against selected microorganisms. The DPPH antioxidant assay indicated the ethanolic extract had a considerable scavenging capacity and the reducing power of different concentration of the ethanolic extract was found to be remarkable. The findings indicated that Nerium oleander flowers have various phytopharmacological activities and thus it would be useful for the treatment of various diseases in future.


Keywords: Nerium oleander, flower, Phytochemicals, Antimicrobials, Antioxidants.
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Saranya, S., D. Archana and Santhy, K.S. 2017. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Effects of Nerium oleander Flower Extracts.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1630-1637. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.178