Author: Chunlian Tian, Caixia Yang, Dexian Zhang, Limei Han, Yaochuan Liu, Wenjie Guo, Ruiming Fan and Mingchun Liu

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 30 Issue 3


This paper described the extraction procedure of six extracts from Abutilon theophrasti Medic. leaves and evaluated antioxidant and antibacterial activity of different extracts by hydroxyl radical, DPPH radical scavenging, broth micro-dilution and agar-well diffusion methods. The six extracts were prepared by the two extraction procedures: (I) water was the extraction solvent; (II) 90% alcohol extract was extracted by petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol in turn. Extract yields were 7.34%, 7.31%, 0.45%, 0.12%, 2.70% and 5.68% for extract I to VI. It was revealed that the various extracts had effective antibacterial activity against four test strains from Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923), Streptococcus (ATCC 49619), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922) and Salmonella (ATCC 01303); meanwhile, the six extracts demonstrated potent antioxidant activity, achieved by hydroxyl radical and DPPH radical scavenging assay. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for the bacterial species ranged from 2.21 to 539.46 mg/ml, diameter of inhibition zone ranged from 2.08 to 15.05mm. The scavenging ·OH and DPPH· rates were 62.37% to 81.86% with the concentration 0.06 to 1.89mg/ml and 37.80% to 81.23% with the concentration 1.07 to 35.52mg/ml. According to the results, these extracts have antioxidant and antibacterial activity. In view of all the facts collectively, the six extracts will become natural and nontoxic antioxidant and antibacterial agent, and be applied in food and pharmaceutical industries for the prevention or treatment caused by microorganisms and free radicals.

KEYWORDS: Abutilon theophrasti Medic., antibacterial property, antioxidant property, MIC/DPPH.

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