A STUDY ON THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF ACMELLA OLERACEAE AGAINST DENTAL CARIES BACTERIAAbstract
This study aimed to discover the antibacterial effect of Acmella oleraceae against dental caries bacteria and aware the populace about the importance of using phytomedicines. According to this study, the antibacterial effects of Acmella oleraceae was checked against the dental caries bacteria using well diffusion method. Phytochemical screening of Acmella oleracea checked with chloroform, ethanol, methanol and water and acetone extracts. Screening tests revealed that this plant is a big source of phytochemical compounds. The phytochemical analysis of Acmella oleracea is conducted using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC).Acetone solvent system of Acmella oleracea showed two spots with highest Rf value 0.922. Three compounds were obtained in the chloroform solvent system with highest Rf value of 0.744.
T. Shafi Thompson*, K. Sukesh , Den Singh
Department of Biotechnology, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram Dist-695 015, Kerala, India
25 November, 2011
01 February, 2012
27 March, 2012
01 April, 2012