Antibacterial activity of tea (Camellia sinensis) and coffee (Coffee arabica) with special reference to Salmonella typhimurium.

M. Shetty, K. Subbannayya, P. G. Shivananda

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Extracts of Black tea, Japanese green tea, China tea or Coffee inhibited the growth of various bacteria causing diarrhoeal diseases. Tea or coffee also showed bactericidal activity against Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella typhi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Communicable Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-1994
Externally publishedYes


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