Gaamoune Sofiane1, Nouioua Wafa*2 and Guettaf Sofiane3
1National Institute of Agricultural Research –Setif –Algeria
2Laboratory of Phytotherapy Applied to Chronic Diseases, Faculty of Natural Life and Sciences, University Ferhat Abbas Setif, Algeria.
3Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, University Ferhat Abbas Sétif1, Sétif, Algeria
A B S T R A C T
The evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial capacities of tannins extracted from the branch of Pimpinella battandieri Chabert were studied. The antioxidant investigation has been carried out by two methods: radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and the reducing power. However, the antimicrobial activity was tested with three bacterial strains and three fungi including yeast (Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 13311, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25923, Aspergillus niger 2CA936, Aspergillus flavius NRRL3357 and Candida albicans ATCC1024). Our results exhibit a low antioxidant and antibacterial activities but a very strong antifungal capacities.
Keywords: Antioxidant, Antifungal, Pimpinella battandieri Chabert, Tannins