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Antimicrobial screening of some Indian spices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10548758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In India, spices have been traditionally used since ancient times, for the preservation of food products as they have been reported to have antiseptic and disinfectant properties. In this respect, a preliminary screening for antimicrobial activities of 35 different Indian spices has been carried out. Of the spices surveyed, the results indicate that clove, cinnamon, bishop's weed, chilli, horse raddish, cumin, tamarind, black cumin, pomegranate seeds, nutmeg, garlic, onion, tejpat, celery, cambodge, have potent antimicrobial activities against the test organisms Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633), Escherichia coli (ATCC 10536) and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ATCC 9763). The results also establish the traditional use of spices as food preservatives, disinfectants and antiseptics.
M De; A Krishna De; A B Banerjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phytotherapy research : PTR     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0951-418X     ISO Abbreviation:  Phytother Res     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-04     Completed Date:  2000-01-04     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904486     Medline TA:  Phytother Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Biochemistry, University College of Science, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Calcutta 700 019, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology*
Bacillus subtilis / drug effects
Escherichia coli / drug effects
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Plant Extracts

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