BIOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL ANALYSIS OF ROSE PETALS (ROSA INDICA)
Laxmi Sowmya K., *Sandhya Deepika D., Geetha S. and Lakshmi Sri M.
The potential presence of naturally occurring antimicrobials in petals of flowers of Rosa indica was investigated against human pathogens. Owing to the usage of these flowers in Siddha medicine for common folklore medicine, the extracts of petals were screened for antibacterial activity against pathogenic microbes. S.aureus showed high zone of inhibition with the distilled water extract of rose petals. Globalization has contributed not only to a better awareness of consumers but also to the comeback of earlier lifestyles, in which edible flowers played an important role thus the extracts of petals were phytochemically screened. The present study indicates that the extracts of petals of the flowers of Rosa indica can be used to discover antibacterial agent for developing new pharmaceuticals.
Keywords: Rosa indica, antimicrobials, phytochemical, petals.
[Full Text Article]