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Assessment of bioautography and spot screening of TLC of green tea (Camellia) plant extracts as antibacterial and antioxidant agents

Author(s): S Bashir1, BM Khan1, M Babar2, S Andleeb2, M Hafeez3, S Ali2, MF Khan1
1Deparment of Zoology, Hazara University, Manshera, KPK, Pakistan 2Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, Azad Jammu and Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad-13100, Pakistan 3Department of Chemistry, Azad Jammu and Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad-13100, Pakistan

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S Bashir Deparment of Zoology, Hazara University, Manshera, KPK Pakistan E-mail: [email protected]

This study was carried out as a prerequisite to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Camellia varieties. The crude extracts of six different plants of green tea Camellia assamica and Camellia sinensis were tested against three Gram-positive and four Gram-negative bacteria using agar disk diffusion method at 50 mg/ml concentration. 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) and diphenyl-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)iminoazanium free radical scavenging methods were performed to evaluate the antioxidant potential. Phytochemical constituents and trace metals were detected through thin layer chromatography and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer, respectively. The maximum inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus was recorded by dimethyl sulphoxide extracts of green tea varieties. The measured zone of inhibition of dimethyl sulphoxide extracts by Qimen was (10.00±0.0 mm), Japanese (10.00±0.0 mm), Turkish (10.00±0.0 mm), Indonesian (8.33±1.0 mm), P3 clone (10.00±0.0 mm) and Sri Lankan (10.00±0.0 mm). Maximum scavenging potential activity was found with ethanol, methanol and dimethyl sulphoxide extracts. Spot screening of TLC-developed plates indicated that the presence of active biological compounds such as flavonoids, proteins, phenols, alkaloids and glycosides also exhibited strong activity against tested bacterial strains. This study reveals the potential biological activities of Camellia assamica and Camellia sinensis having massive phytochemical constituents and trace elements.

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