Preliminary phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of Triticumaestivum (Wheatgrass) aqueous extract

Affiliation
K Rajaraman

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
Vadivel . Balamurugan

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
P . Susindran

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
Selvaraj . Venkatesan

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
Arjunan . Sundaresan

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
Kodhandapani . Vasanthi

PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Sri Vinayaga College of Arts and Science, Ulundurpet-606 107, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract

In the present study aqueous extract of Triticumaestivum(Wheatgrass) was investigated for antimicrobial activity. The microorganisms employed were Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidisand Escherichia coli. The Zone of inhibition was determined for concentration ranging from 50 mg/ml to 200 mg/ml (50 mg/ml, 100 mg/ml, 150 mg/ml, and 200 mg/ml). Antibacterial activity tested for well diffusion method. Aqueous extract at concentration of 100 mg/

Keywords

Triticumaestivum; aqueous extract; antibacterial activity; Staphylococcus epidermidi; Escherichia coli