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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 6
First page : ( 1991) Last page : ( 1996)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00348.1

Screening for antioxidant and Antimicrobial activity of Seed extracts of avocado pear

Sudhasupriya P.1, Begam A. Shakina1, Rajeshkumar S.2,*

1Department of Microbiology, Sri Akilandeswari Women's College, Wandiwash-604 408, TN, India

2School of Bio-Sciences and Technology (SBST), Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore-632014, TN, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ssrajeshkumar@hotmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


Persea Americana is one of the most important and most eatable fruit in this earth, which contains lot of nutrients. Using of seeds for the pharmacological applications is rare. We used Avocado seed for the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity against disease causing pathogens. Phytochemical screening was carried out for methanol, ethyl acetate and petroleum ether extracts. The good results were observed for antioxidant activity using DPPH radical scavenging activity test. The antimicrobial activity against gram negative bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella typhi and gram positive bacteria like Bacillus subtilis, and Staphylococcus aureus.



Antioxidant, DPPH assay, Antimicrobial activity, Avocado.


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