keywords: Antibacterial, barbering tools, Azadirachta indica, Carica papaya, phytochemical screening
The study was carried out to investigate the Antibacterial, qualitative and quantitative phytochemical screening of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Carica papaya L. seeds and Azadirachta indica L. leaves against isolates from barbering salon tools. Isolation and identification of isolates from barbing salon was done using standard methods. Susceptibility testing, preliminary qualitative and quantitative phytochemical constituents were determined using standard methods. Bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp. Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Aqueous and ethanol extracts of C. papaya and A. indica were potent against the organisms at various concentrations. Extracts were potent at 200 mg/ml against S. aureus and Streptococcus spp. which are agents of folliculitis. Escherichia coli was the most susceptible organism showing zone of inhibition of 18±0.58 mm for aqueous C. papaya and 25±0.58 for Azadirachta indica ethanol extracts at 200 mg/ml. Qualitative and quantitative phytochemistry showed presence of tannins, saponins, cardiac glycosides, flavonoids in all extracts. Anthraquinone and alkaloid were absent in Carica papaya aqueous leaf and Azadirachta indica ethanol extracts. Plants could be useful source of treating bacterial diseases associated with barbering and barbering salon tools and also could be introduced into hair care preparations.