A Study on the evaluation of antimicrobial activity of extracts from Rhus javanica L fruit

붉나무 열매 추출물의 항균효능 평가에 관한 연구

  • Jang, Deok-Young (Mokwon University, College of Sciences & Technology, Division of Biomedicinal & Cosmetics) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Chan (Mokwon University, College of Sciences & Technology, Division of Biomedicinal & Cosmetics)
  • 장덕영 (목원대학교 테크노과학대학 생의약화장품학부) ;
  • 양재찬 (목원대학교 테크노과학대학 생의약화장품학부)
  • Received : 2020.02.03
  • Accepted : 2020.02.28
  • Published : 2020.02.28


In this study, the antimicrobial activity was tested by Ethanol extract(ET), Ethyl acetate fraction(EA) and Butanol fraction(BT) of Rhus javanica L fruit as natural preservatives. The antimicrobial activity were tested by Paper disc method and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida Albicans). As a result of the antimicrobial activities of P. aeruginosa fruit extracts have shown the clear zone that S. aureus, S. epidermidis, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa. In BT, additional clear zones were observed for the Candida. The MIC results showed that EA samples showed the lowest concentrations for S. aureus S. epidermidis, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa. Accordingly, it can be concluded that these Rhus javanica L fruit extracts have the potential for antimicrobial materials for the cosmetic industry.


Supported by : 목원대학교


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