International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART G
Antimicrobial property of peach leaves
Author(s): Sushma Rani, Parveen Punia, Zeba Jamal, Vivek Singh and Sneh Goyal
The Prunus persica L. Batsch (family Rosaceae) is a deciduous tree. Leaves and the bark of the Peach tree have been used by traditional herbalists to treat gastric and stomach irritations and abdominal tenderness, irritation or congestion. The Peach leaf extracts are also rich in purified glucans, which may protect against environmental toxins. Antimicrobial activity is being considered to be an important and inevitable property especially for cellulosic fabrics used in direct contact with human body. Antimicrobial textiles can improve functionality of textiles articles, especially garments, worn close to the skin. The plant extract containing active substances can be used effectively to make the textiles microbial resistance and to safeguard the fabric from damage by synthetic antimicrobial agents also. The effect of peach leaves extract treatment was tested on samples. Therefore, research on environment friendly antimicrobial agents based on natural products for textile application is gaining worldwide interest.
How to cite this article:
Sushma Rani, Parveen Punia, Zeba Jamal, Vivek Singh and Sneh Goyal. Antimicrobial property of peach leaves. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(3): 410-412.