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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6 (2009), Issue 3, Pages 625-628

Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of Ixora brachiata Roxb

Mahesh Poojari,2 Subrahmanya Padyana,1 and B. Raghavendra Rao2

1Department of Dravyaguna, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri-574 227, Karnataka, India
2Department of Biotechnology, Alva’s College, Moodbidri-574 227, Karnataka, India

Received 16 December 2008; Accepted 5 February 2009

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A study was conducted on antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Ixora brachiata Roxb. The methanol extract showed very high concentration of phenolics (615 mg/100 g). The extract showed reducing property. The Ixora brachiata Roxb. bark powder found to contain 71.15 mg/100 g of potein. The water extract inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus