Anti-microbial Activity of Turmeric Natural Dye against Different Bacterial Strains

selvam, R. Mari; Singh, A. J. A. Ranjit; Kalirajan, K.
June 2012
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science;Jun2012, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p210
Academic Journal
Curcumin, a yellow pigment present in the Indian spice turmeric (associated with curry powder), has been linked with suppression of inflammation; angiogenesis; tumorigenesis; diabetes; diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological systems, of skin, and of liver; loss of bone and muscle; depression; chronic fatigue; and neuropathic pain. The utility of curcumin is limited by its color, lack of water solubility, and relatively low in vivo bioavailability. Because of the multiple therapeutic activities attributed to curcumin, there is an intense search for the ''super curcumin''. In the present study anti microbial activity of turmeric natural dye against different bacterial strains. In the present study in vitro, test confirmed the antimicrobial activity of turmeric extract against ten different bacterial strains. The antibacterial activity was measured by agar well diffusion method. The natural dye showed antibacterial activity against all the test bacterial isolates. Turmeric natural dye showed good inhibitory activity against E.coli and Vibrio cholera with a zone of inhibition 7mm to 15mm and 10mm to 15mm respectively. As turmeric powders are used to color natural fibers from which consumer products are manufactured. The incorporation of turmeric dye with natural fiber will help to produce value added handicrafts.


Related Articles

  • Green Strategy for Development of Antimicrobial Printed Textile Fabrics. Hebeish, A.A.; Ali., N.F.; Abd El- Thalouth, J.I. // Research Journal of Textile & Apparel;Feb2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p77 

    The green synthesis strategy was established for textile finishing, aiming at development of antimicrobial-printed cotton and silk fabrics. The synthesis referred to the treatment of these fabrics with chitosan of low, medium and high molecular weights using different concentrations of each....

  • Dual Functionalisation of Cotton Fabrics by Using Punica Granatum Rind Extract. Balakumar, C.; Rajendran, R.; Kalaivani, J.; Sivakumar, R. // Research Journal of Textile & Apparel;May2012, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p102 

    In the present study, cotton fabrics are dyed with extracts obtained from the rinds of the pomegranate fruit, Punica (P.) granatum. The fabrics are then assessed for antimicrobial, dyeability and fastness properties. The colour strength (K/S) of the dyed fabric is assessed through a dyeability...

  • Natural dyes and antimicrobials for green treatment of textiles. Kasiri, Masoud; Safapour, Siyamak // Environmental Chemistry Letters;Mar2014, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1 

    Increasing studies on extraction, purification and modification processes of natural dyes and antimicrobials, and their subsequent application on textiles demonstrate the revival of natural dyeing and finishing. Natural dyes have been widely used in textile coloration since ancient times. But,...

  • EFEITO ANTIMICROBIANO DE TINTURAS DE PRODUTOS NATURAIS SOBRE BACTÉRIAS DA CÁRIE DENTÁRIA. Pinheiro, Mayara Abreu; de Araújo Brito, Deborah Brindeiro; de Almeida, Leopoldina Fátima Dantas; Cavalcanti, Yuri Wanderley; Nascimento Padilha, Wilton Wilney // Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde;abr-june2012, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p197 

    Objective: To evaluate the bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities of tinctures of Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Calendula officinalis (Marigold) and Mikania glomerata (Guaco) upon decay-causing bacteria and compare them to chlorhexidine's. Methods: The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration...

  • Curcuma Longa: Staining Effect on Histomorphology of the Testis. Bassey, Rosemary B.; Oremosu, Ademola A.; Osinubi, Abraham A. A. // Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences;Mar2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p26 

    Background: The use of non-allergic, non-toxic and eco-friendly natural dyes has become a matter of significant importance due to the increased environmental awareness in order to avoid some hazardous synthetic dyes. Method: The ethanolic extract of Curcuma longa was diluted using 1% acetic acid...

  • Application of Purified Curcumin as Natural Dye on Cotton and Polyester. Hasan, Md. Mahabub; Hossain, Mohammad Billal; Anwarul Azim, Abu Yousuf Mohammad; Ghosh, Nayon Chandra; Reza, Md. Shamim // International Journal of Engineering & Technology;Oct2014, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p17 

    Though there are some limitations with the use of natural dyes, the use of the dyes is increasing day by day due to the eco-friendly approach of the people. The extraction process of natural dyes from their sources and methods of application of the dyes on different fabrics are very important...

  • Dyeing of cotton with thyme and pomegranate peel. Davulcu, Asım; Benli, Hüseyin; Şen, Yasin; Bahtiyari, M. // Cellulose;Dec2014, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p4671 

    Application of natural dyes for textiles is increasing due to awareness of environment, ecology, and pollution control. The purpose of this study is to determine the color, antimicrobial, and fastness properties of cotton fabrics dyed with thyme and pomegranate peel without a mordanting process....

  • Transfer Printing of Polyester Fabrics with Natural Dyes. Salem, Asmaa. A.; Shahin, Mai. F.; El Sayad, Hanan S.; El Halwagy, Azza A. // Research Journal of Textile & Apparel;2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p61 

    This study attempts to highlight the possibility of using natural dyes in transfer printing of polyester fabrics. The used dyes were Turmeric, Alkanet, and Rhubarb. To obtain optimum conditions for transfer printed polyester fabris, different factors were investigated such as concentration of...

  • Antimicrobial Activity of Hydrogenated Derivatives of Curcumin. Singh, Rana Pratap; Jain, D. A. // Journal of Pharmacy Research;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p3650 

    In the search for effective antimicrobial agents from alternative natural resources, turmeric (Curcuma longa) was extracted to get volatile oil and total curcuminoids .Further total curcuminoids portion was isolated by column chromatography to get curcumin , which was further hydrogenated in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics