The antibacterial activities of the extract of Musa paradisiaca L. were evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, E. coli. Ethanolic extract (MPE) of Musa paradisiaca L. were obtained by standard methods. The antibacterial activity was assayed using agar well diffusion method. The MPE exhibited antibacterial effects with inhibiting zones ranging from 3.09 ± 0.01 mm to 8.53 ± 0.01 mm. The extract showed appreciable quantity of total phenol (Gallic acid equivalent) of 23.12 Mg GAE/g. The higher phenolic content of MPE may be responsible for its antibacterial activity. This study shows that useful bioactives component that can be used in food processing industries.
Alkaloids, Antibacterial activity, Musa paradisiaca, Phytochemicals, Solvents, Total Phenols