Phytotherapeutic control of food borne pathogens by Jasminum sambac L. flowers


  • Senbagam D.
  • Senthilkumar B. Department of Biotechnology, Muthayammal College of Arts and Science Rasipuram -637 408, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Amutha R.
  • Arunt .
  • Nagarajan G.
  • Kalandar A.


Objective: This study is aimed to determine the antibacterial effect of Jasminum sambac against foodborne pathogens.

Methods: Antibacterial activity of methanol and chloroform extract of J. sambac flowers against foodborne pathogens (Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella flexeneri, Salmonella serovar enterica Typhi, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) were performed using disc diffusion method and their minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was also determined. The preliminary phytochemical screening and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopic (GC-MS) analysis of methanol and chloroform extract of J. sambac was analyzed using GC Clarus 500 Perkin Elmer System and gas chromatograph interfaced with a mass spectrometer.

Results: Phytochemical and GC-MS studies revealed the presence of bioactive compounds and found to possess antibacterial activity against foodborne pathogens.

Conclusion: The present study supports the possible use of these phytotherapeutic agents in the clinical management of foodborne diseases.

Keywords: GC-MS analysis, Foodborne pathogens, Jasminum sambac L., Antibacterial activity


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D., S., S. B., A. R., A. ., N. G., and K. A. “Phytotherapeutic Control of Food Borne Pathogens by Jasminum Sambac L. Flowers”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 2016, pp. 188-93,



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