RED CABBAGE-A REMEDY IN URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Nilofar A. Khan*, Sandeep O. Waghulde, Rupali P. Yewale and Dr. Mohan K. Kale
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) affects various part of the urinary tract; commonly cause by Escherichia coli has the property to adhere to the host tissue. The main protein structure related to this phenomenon is the adhesin protein, and its name is based on its shape: pili or fimbriae. Red cabbage contains bioactive components such as isothiocyanates, vitamins A, B, C and anthrocyanins”. Anthrocyanin was found to effective against UTI. Hydroalcoholic extraction of red cabbage is tested against E.coli by cup and plate method. The extract B i.e. 2 mg/ml was found to be more effective than extract A i.e. 1mg/ml.
Keywords: UTI, Anthocyanins, E.coli.
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