• Published
    06-03-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
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ANALYSIS OF ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-MICROBIAL ACTIVITY IN METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS SEED AND FRUIT

  • T. Lokeshwari 1 and G. Sivaelango2*

Keywords: Artocarpus heterophyllus, Phytochemicals, Radical scavenging assay, Antimicrobial, Bioactive components.

ABSTRACT:-
This study looks into the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of methanolic extracts made from Artocarpus heterophyllus (jackfruit) seeds and fruits. By scavenging radicals with DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl), the antioxidant activity was assessed, while the antimicrobial activity was assessed against a panel of bacterial and fungal strains using the agar well diffusion method. Results revealed significant antioxidant activity in both seed and fruit extracts, with higher scavenging potential observed in the seed extract. Additionally, the methanolic extracts exhibited promising antimicrobial activity against various bacterial and fungal strains, suggesting their potential as natural antimicrobial agents. Further investigation into the bioactive components responsible for these activities is warranted for potential pharmaceutical and food applications.