Antimicrobial and Antioxidant activity of Fermented Bamboo Shoot Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
Keywords:Bamboo, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Fusarium sp., Phytochemicals
Bamboo is a perennial, woody grass, belonging to the Poaceae Family. Different bamboo species have been found to have therapeutic applications and studies have shown that bamboo have medicinal uses such as anti-cancer activity, anti-oxidant activity, antimicrobial activity, anti-diabetic activity, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-fertility activity and antihypertensive. In this study, fermented bamboo was used for extraction of phytochemicals and analysis of their antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. The extract was characterized by FTIR. The acetone and methanol extracted yield of 25.78% and 31.08% respectively. The scavenging activity with ascorbic acid for methanol showed 17.3 % for 10 mg/ml whereas no activity for acetone. But extract showed antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.