Title : Synthesis of nano particles synthesized biogenically aloe blumea extract, characterization and anti-bacterial activity
The biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Aloe blumea extract and antibacterial activity of the synthesized AgNPs were investigated. Examinations using ultraviolet– visible spectrophotometry, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy confirmed the efficacy of AgNPs biosynthesis using blumea extract. Purely prepared AgNPs were spherical and moderately sized. The antibacterial activity of AgNPs was evaluated through the agar well diffusion assay using Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella typhimurium. The biosynthesized AgNPs consistently displayed strong antibacterial activity.
Audience take away:
Phytochemistry which plays an important role in the world of traditional medicines. Today’s use of medicinal plants and bio-active phyto compounds world wide and our scientific knowledge of them comprises the modern field of the “phyto sciences.” Medicinal plants have formed the basis of health care throughout the world since the earliest days of humanity and are still widely used and have considerable importance in international trade. Recognition of their clinical, pharmaceutical and economic values is still growing, although this varies between countries. Plant preparations have a very special characteristic that distinguishes them from chemical drugs: a single plant may contain a great number of bioactive phytocompounds and a combination of plants even more. This complexity is one of the most important challenges to phytoscientists attempting to identify a single bioactive phytocompound or chemical group in the enormous universe that comprises a single crude extract.