PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTAbstract
Plant-based or plant-derived drugs occupy 30% of the modern system of medicine. Several plants posses a variety of biologically active compounds. Among them Camellia sinensis, belonging to the family Theaceae. Green tea is one of the most ancient and popular therapeutic beverages consumed around the world. It can be prepared as a drink, which can have many systemic health effects or an “extract” can be made from the leaves to use as medicine. Green tea is reported to contain thousands of bioactive ingredients which are almost contributed by polyphenols, which play a key role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts were used for their antioxidant potential was analyzed using DPPH assay and total phenolic content. The results of the present study revealed that the green extract possesses a good antioxidant property and in the antibacterial activity potential of following this extraction used well diffusion method against the microorganisms respectively E. coli and Klebsilla sp.
M. Roja, I. Nirmaladevi and K. Prabu *
Department of Biochemistry, Indo-American College, Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu, India.
09 February 2018
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