Event Title

Antibacterial Properties of the Extract of Abelmoschus esculentus

Advisor(s)

Dr. John Thurmond, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

Room B133

Start Date

26-4-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

26-4-2019 11:00 AM

Abstract

Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) is a highly nutritious vegetable. It belongs to the malvaceae family and is widely cultivated in India, Africa, America, and Brazil for its fibrous fruits containing round, white seeds. Usage of traditional plants and natural products for the treatment of infections rather than synthetically derived drugs are on a steep rise. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial potency of aqueous and ethanoic extracts of Abelmoschus esculentus seeds. Antibacterial activity of aqueous acetone and ethanol extracts of dried peel and seeds of okra were evaluated against selected various bacteria. Fresh Okra was cut up and separated into the green peel, white peel, and seeds. These were collected and air-dried under a heat lamp and extracted separately using acetone and ethanol as solvents of extraction. Phytochemical analysis was conducted and the extracts were tested for antimicrobial activity against some selected bacterial isolates of E. coli/DH5a, Bacillus subtillis, Enterococcus raffinosus, Acinetobacter baylyi, and Pseudomonas putida using the Kirby-Bauer test. It was observed that the ethanol green peel extract showed maximum inhibitory effect on all tested bacteria compared to the acetone and ethanol extracts with seeds and white peel.

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Apr 26th, 10:45 AM Apr 26th, 11:00 AM

Antibacterial Properties of the Extract of Abelmoschus esculentus

Room B133

Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) is a highly nutritious vegetable. It belongs to the malvaceae family and is widely cultivated in India, Africa, America, and Brazil for its fibrous fruits containing round, white seeds. Usage of traditional plants and natural products for the treatment of infections rather than synthetically derived drugs are on a steep rise. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial potency of aqueous and ethanoic extracts of Abelmoschus esculentus seeds. Antibacterial activity of aqueous acetone and ethanol extracts of dried peel and seeds of okra were evaluated against selected various bacteria. Fresh Okra was cut up and separated into the green peel, white peel, and seeds. These were collected and air-dried under a heat lamp and extracted separately using acetone and ethanol as solvents of extraction. Phytochemical analysis was conducted and the extracts were tested for antimicrobial activity against some selected bacterial isolates of E. coli/DH5a, Bacillus subtillis, Enterococcus raffinosus, Acinetobacter baylyi, and Pseudomonas putida using the Kirby-Bauer test. It was observed that the ethanol green peel extract showed maximum inhibitory effect on all tested bacteria compared to the acetone and ethanol extracts with seeds and white peel.