STUDIES ON ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTICANCEROUS ACTIVITY USING ESSENTIAL OIL FROM CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (STAPF).
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Cymbopogon flexuosus (Stapf) is an aromatic and medicinal grass commonly known as East Indian lemongrass belonging to the family Poaceae. The grasses possess lemon scented essential oil used widely in flavor, perfumery, food and pharmaceutical industries. The use of natural essential oil in medicine is potent and safe due to their harmless nature. The indiscriminate use of commercial antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of infectious disease has led to increased resistance of the organisms and there is a need for search for new antimicrobial substances from various sources including medicinal plants. The essential oils have been used widely as antibacterial agents against pathogenic organisms. The essential oils are known to possess antioxidant activity which is gaining great interest as they act as human health protecting factors and preserve foods from the toxic effects of oxidants. As the essential oil contain great number of chemical constituents, it seems to have no specific cellular targets. A major advantage of essential oils is that they are usually devoid of long-term genotoxic risks. The oils show clear antimutagenic capacity which could be linked to its anticarcinogenic activity. The aim of the present study was to assess the antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activities of essential oil extracted from the aerial and sub-aerial part of UV treated plants of C. flexuosus.
[Vinutha Marigowda, Hemalatha J, Ashwini M, Shivakameshwari M N and Thara Saraswathi K J. (2016); STUDIES ON ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTICANCEROUS ACTIVITY USING ESSENTIAL OIL FROM CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (STAPF). Int. J. of Adv. Res. 4 (Dec). 1324-1341] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2526
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2526
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