International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Textile Science and Technology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Review of Plant-Based Antimicrobial Agents - Their Extraction and Textile Application

Radhika Damuluri | Sudha Babel [5]


Abstract: There is a growing demand for pathogenic microbe-free surfaces and clothing, which has created a market for antimicrobial textile finishes. Most of these protective finishes given are chemical applications, which are toxic to the wearer as well as the environment. Hence, there is a need to develop eco-friendly, sustainable plant-based antimicrobial textile finishes. Over the past few decades, many types of research are being conducted to extract antimicrobial agents from medicinal plants for textile application. However, the durability of the finish over repeated washes is a major limitation. This review is an attempt to discuss the principles involved in imparting antimicrobial properties to textiles, types of antimicrobial agents generally used, various categories of bioactive components mostly extracted from plant sources, phytochemical screening, methods of application, and tests for assessing antimicrobial efficacy.


Keywords: antimicrobial, biostatic, bioactive components, phytochemical analysis


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 838 - 845


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