STUDIES ON PESTICIDE REMOVING EFFICACY AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF DHATHRI EAT PURE NATURAL VEGETABLE CLEANER FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • Appukuttan Rajeshkumar Dhathri Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd., Adappilly Road, Vennala, Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Sahadevan Sajikumar Dhathri Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd., Adappilly Road, Vennala, Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Chitra Jeyaram Indian Systems of Medicine and Natural products Lab, Anna University – KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • *Maniramakrishnan Santhana Ramasamy Indian Systems of Medicine and Natural products Lab, Anna University – KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamilnadu
Keywords: Dhathri Eat Pure Natural Vegetable Cleaner, antimicrobial, pesticide removal, HPTLC, Pesticide, Fungicide.

Abstract

Fruits and vegetables are highly nutritious and form as key food commodity in the human consumption. They are highly perishable due to their low shelf life. These food commodities are reported to be contaminated with microbes and health hazardous chemicals such as pesticides. Hence, it is very necessary to remove the pesticides and prevent the microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables without changing its nutritional value. For this purpose Dhathri Eat Pure Natural Vegetable Cleaner (DEPNVC) have been used to wash out the pesticides along with prevention of microbial contamination. The present study was performed to study the pesticide removing efficiency and antimicrobial activity against the food borne microbial pathogens. Dhathri Eat Pure Natural Vegetable Cleaner contains natural ingredients such as Coconut vinegar, Neem (Azadirachta indica), Turmeric (Curcuma longa). The HPTLC studies were also performed to determine the ingredients of DEPNVC. The results shown that DEPNVC has the 75 % (Organo Phosphorous) 90% (organo chlorines) of pesticides and the dose dependent antibacterial activity with mean zone of inhibition was observed as 11.63 ± 3.03 mm.

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Published
2017-02-07
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Rajeshkumar, A., Sajikumar, S., Jeyaram, C., & Ramasamy, *Maniramakrishnan S. (2017). STUDIES ON PESTICIDE REMOVING EFFICACY AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF DHATHRI EAT PURE NATURAL VEGETABLE CLEANER FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 5(1). Retrieved from https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/566
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