Antibacterial Activity of Terminalia chebula Retz. Extract Against Food Spoilage Microorganisms

식품부패세균에 대한 가자(Terminalia chebula Retz.) 추출물의 항균활성

  • Published : 2005.06.30

Abstract

Antibacterial activities of water and 70% ethanol extracts of Terminalia chebula Retz were investigated. Fractions were prepared by step-wise fractionation of water and 70% ethanol extracts using acetone, hexane, chloroform and butanol. Butanol fraction showed best antibacterial activities. Water and 70% ethanol extracts of T. chebula Retz. had significantly high pyrogallol content among 13 phenolic compound analysed by HPLC, and pyrogallol (standard) showed highest activities against several food spoilage microorganism.

Keywords

Terminalia chebula Retz;antibacterial effect;polyphenolic compound;HPLC

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