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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2256-2561

Comparative Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Extracts
Luna Ram*, Dinesh Jain, Neha Sharma, Mangesh Kumar,S. Siyag and Mukesh Kumar Gurjar
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, India
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Drugs from natural medicinal plants products have important chemical compounds with pharmacological and toxicological value may use as a substitute to control microbial infections. In the present study ethyl acetate, methanol and benzene extracts of turmeric and fennel were studied for its antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi and Escherichia coli. The results showed that the plant extracts were specific in action against the growth of bacteria and showed zone of inhibition. The highest growth inhibition was found in the benzene extract of fennel against S. aureus whereas, it was lowest in ethyl acetate extract of turmeric against E. coli. The zone of inhibition in all three extract of fennel exhibited higher antibacterial activity as compared to turmeric. The fennel extracts displayed extensively a competitive inhibitory potency with the more effective benzene extract. The results of the study indicates that these plants possess phyto-constituents having antibacterial activity thus can be utilized as a natural plant based antimicrobials.

Keywords: Turmeric, Fennel, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi and Escherichia coli

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Luna Ram, Dinesh Jain, Neha Sharma, Mangesh Kumar, S. S. Siyag and Mukesh Kumar Gurjar. 2021. Comparative Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Extracts.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2256-2561. doi:
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