Savithramma, N., Rao, M. L., Venkateswarlu, P., Bhumi, G.
Boswellia ovalifoliolata Bal. and Henry (Burseraceae) is a potential medicinal tree used traditionally in the treatment of various diseases. Metal nanoparticles have been using as an ingredients in the preparation of complementary medicines to cure different diseases is an age old medicinal practices. The present study aimed to synthesize the silver nanoparticles from gum extract of Boswellia ovalifoliolata and characterized by UV-Vis spectra, Scanning Electronic Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDAX) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The results revealed that the spherical shaped silver nanoparticles with average size of 24.34 nm were able to synthesize and these silver nanoparticles were tested for their antimicrobial activity by measuring the inhibitory zone, showed highest toxicity to Klebsiella followed by Bacillus, E. coli and Proteus and lowest toxicity towards to Pseudomonas in bacterial species. The results indicate that the gum of B. ovalifoliolata had the potential to synthesis the nanoparticles of size 24 nm and these silver nanoparticles are having capability to mitigate the microbial cell proliferation which can prove the way to synthesis of naval therapeutic compounds in place of conventional medicines against microbes.
Boswellia ovalifoliolata, gum, silver nanoparticles, endemic plant, Tirumala hills
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Savithramma, N., Rao, M. L., Venkateswarlu, P., & Bhumi, G. (2014). Evaluation of Biologically Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles from Gum Extract of Boswellia ovalifoliolata Bal. & Henry - An Endemic Endangered Medicinal Plant of Tirumala Hill Range of Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 187-195.