Study on Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) to evaluate Antibacterial and Antioxidant activities of n-hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts

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PharmaTutor (February- 2016)

 

Print-ISSN: 2394 - 6679
e-ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 4, Issue 2)

 

Received On: 12/09/2015; Accepted On: 21/09/2015; Published On: 01/02/2016

 

AUTHOR:
Yesmin Begum
Department of Pharmacy,
Southeast University, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh
yesumyta@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT: The present research aims to investigate the antibacterial and antioxidant activities of different leaf extracts of Aquillaria malaccensis. Antibacterial tests were done by Disc diffusion method using Kanamycin as standard. The chloroform extract showed good antibacterial activity against Shigella boydii and Escherichia coli with 19 mm and 17 mm zone of inhibition respectively. All other extracts showed mild to moderate antibacterial activity against other bacteria with 7 – 16 mm zone of inhibition. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was determined by using DPPH spectrophotometrically and ascorbic acid was used as standard. All three extracts showed significant antioxidant activities having IC50 value of 38.96 µg/ml, 39.63 µg/ml and 64.75 µg/ml for ethyl acetate, n-hexane and chloroform extracts respectively.

 

How to cite this article: Begum Y; Study on Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) to evaluate Antibacterial and Antioxidant activities of n-hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts; PharmaTutor; 2016; 4(2); 47-50

 

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