Medicinal plant extracts contain various types of bioactive compounds known as phytochemicals. Traditional medicine can be used in treatment as anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agents. Antibiotics provide the main basis for the therapy of microbial (bacterial and fungal) infections. From the present study, it was observed that the methanolic extract of Averrhoa carambola L. fruit possesses good antibacterial potential and it could be rationalized taking into account the presence of phenolics and flavonoid contents in it. The extract also showed moderate phytochemical, which might be attributed to the presence of alkaloid and flavonoid in the extract. It is advantageous to use the plant antibacterial agents in therapeutic drugs for the implications of human health as it is from natural products greatly contribute to the prevention of pathological disorders.
Naziya Sadiq Ahmed
Miss. Naziya Sadiq Ahmed is an II M.Sc.Biochemistry, Marudhar Kesari Jain College for Women, Vaniyambadi. She did her M.Sc project under the Guidance of Dr.A.Poongothai & Dr. I. Niyas Ahamed at Department of Biochemistry, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Medical Plants, phytochemicals, Antibacterial activity, Averrhoa carambola, Bioactive compounds, pathological disorders, Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Biochemistry