Asian Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
 

Asian Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, ISSN No. : 2456-8341, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 1

Short Research Article

VARIATION IN ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENCY OF TEA AND COFFEE EXTRACTS

 

SNIGDHA SINGH1, NEHA MADDHESHIYA1, SHAILENDRA KUMAR TRIPATHI2 AND MADHULIKA SINGH3*

1Department of Biotechnology, Microtek College of Management and Technology, Varanasi, U.P., India.

2Department of Science, Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, U.P., India.

3Division of Biotechnology, CytoGene Research and Technology, Lucknow, U.P., India.

Abstracts

Antimicrobial property of tea and coffee is well known. Green tea is known for its therapeutic properties. In this study antibacterial activity of green tea, black tea and coffee extracts were evaluated against isolated bacterial species from healthy human saliva, which after identification was found to be Streptococcus sp. Antioxidant and antimicrobial property of green, black tea and coffee can be exploit as an alternative of therapeutic drugs, as many of the microbial species had discovered the escape mechanism against them.

Keywords :

Green tea; black tea; coffee; antioxidant; antimicrobial.