• image 01
    Volume 1, No.1, 2012
  • image 02
    Volume 1, No.2, 2012
  • image 01
    Volume 1, No.3, 2012
  • image 02
    Volume 2, No.1, 2013
  • image 02
    Volume 2, No.2, 2013
  • image 02
    Volume 2, No.S1, 2013
  • image 02
    Volume 2, No.3, 2013
  • image 02
    Volume 2, No.4, 2013
  • image 02
    Volume 3, No.1, 2014
  • image 02
    Volume 3, No.2, 2014
  • Volume 3, No3
    Volume 3, No.3, 2014
  • Volume 3, No4
    Volume 3, No.4, 2014
  • Volume 4, No1
    Volume 4, No.1, 2015
  • Volume 4, No2
    Volume 4, No.2, 2015
  • Volume 4, No3
    Volume 4, No.3, 2015
  • Volume 4, No4
    Volume 4, No.4, 2015
  • Volume 5, No1
    Volume 5, No.1, 2016
  • image 01
  • image 02
  • Login|Register
  • Chem Sci Trans., 2015, 4(1),  pp 239-245  

    DOI:10.7598/cst2015.930

    Research Article

    Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Syzigium Aromaticum, Zingiber Officinale and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Essential Oils

  • RITIKA SINGH1, REENA LAWRENCE1, KAPIL LAWRENCE2 BABITA AGARWAL3, RAVINDRA KUMAR GUPTA3 and SIKANDER DAR1
  • 1Department of Chemistry, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India
    22Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Technology, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India
    33Department of Chemistry, C. M. P. Degree College, Allahabad, India
  • Abstract

    The present investigation evaluates the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of essential oils of Syzigium aromaticum, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. The hydrogen donating ability of two essential oils was measured by reduction of DPPH and potassium ferricyanide. It was observed that antioxidant activities of essential oils increase proportionately with concentration. The antibacterial activity was assessed by measuring zone of inhibition using disc diffusion technique The antibacterial activity test was performed using gram negative bacteria Eschericia coli (MCCB 0016), Klebsiella pneumonia (MTCC 2405) and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (ATCC 27853). Standard antibiotic meropenem was used as control. It was observed that cinnamon shows maximum activity and minimum activity was shown by ginger essential oil against the three bacterial isolates used. Clove essential oil shows moderate activity.

    Keywords

    Zingiber Officinale, Syzigium aromaticum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, DPPH, Gallic acid, BHT, Antioxidant activity, Antibacterial activity, Zone of inhibition, Disc diffusion technique.

    This article has been viwed 1337 times

      

    Citations for this article 0

      

    No Citations