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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 11
First page : ( 3795) Last page : ( 3797)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00688.6

Elucidation of Antibacterial effects of Spices as Drinking Water Additives

Badsha Iffath, Nachiyar C Valli*

Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vnachiyar@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

As per the regional traditional practices, different water additives are mixed in water, as they are believed to have medical value. Based on this notion, tests were carried out by adding different spices as additives to water samples and the results were analyzed using a colorimeter to evaluate the bacterial growth in these water samples. It was found that, individually, certain spices did indeed exhibit anti-bacterial activities, but then, failed to do so when used in combination.

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Keywords

Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Cumin, Sappan wood, Antibacterial activity.

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