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Abstract

ANTIFUNGAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE PEEL POWDER

Anjum Patel*, Khan Shadab and Bhise K. S.

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Punica Granatum belongs to family Punicaceae. The objective of the present work was to identify the phytochemical constituents and to study of antibacterial and antifungal activity of pomegranate peel powder suspension. Punicagranatum are utilized by local people as the part of their meal and treat health diseases. Peoples supposed to consume Punicagranatum seed and their peel was thrown as waste. Recently, natural products have been evaluated as sources of antimicrobial and antifungal agents with efficacies against a variety of microorganisms. Present study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial and antifungal activity of Punicagranatum peel against human pathogens. The powder suspension was prepared using water. Antimicrobial activity was tested against gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria while antifungal activity was tested against fungi. The various Concentrations of powder suspension were tested. Evaluations were based on the zone of inhibition using Agar well diffusion assay. The inhibitory activity was found to be dose dependent. This study represents that pomegranate extracts of waste material (peel) of Punicagranatum may be utilize as a potential source of antimicrobial and antifungal agents.

Keywords: Punicagranatum, Sabouraud agar, Antifungal, antimicrobial.


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