Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
Current research work deals with screening of secondary metabolites and antibacterial potential of Rhizoma zingiberis, Cuminum
cyminum L., Curcuma longa L., Piper nigrum L. and Cinnamomum tamala the Indian spices. Ethanol and water were used for preparation
of test extracts. The present Indian spices found rich in secondary metabolites and shown presence of significant antimicrobial
properties. The ethanolic extract of Curcuma longa, aqueous extract of Cuminum cyminum, Cinnamomum tamala and Piper nigrum
yielded more phytochemicals while for Rhizoma zingiberis both the solvents found effective. Ethanolic extract of Piper nigrum and
Rhizoma zingiberis found more effective antibacterial among all the spices. The results obtained may support the use of the spices in
traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases and in drug developments.
Keywords: Indian spices, Secondary metabolites, Antibacterial.
Published online 7 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA
How to Cite this Article:
Ashvin G. Godghate, Rahul Shivaji Patil and Rajaram S. Sawant (2015). Screening of Secondary Metabolites and
Antibacterial Activity of Some Indian Spices. Biolife, 3(3), pp 614-619. doi:10.17812/blj.2015.337
Link to this article: http://biolifejournal.com/10.17812_blj.2015.337.html