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Antibactertial Activity of the Essential Oils from Semenovia tragioides (Boiss.) Manden.

Faraz Mojab, Boshra Azadi, Abdolhossein Rustaiyan
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Abstract

Introduction:

Plants of the family Apiaceae are widely used in Iranian’s folk medicine, but no medicinal use of Semenovia tragioides, which is a rare plant, has been reported. Methods and Results:

The essential oil from aerial parts of Semenovia tragioides (Boiss.) Manden. (Umbelliferae) consisting mainly p-cymene (18.5 %) Z- b- ocimene (7.7%), cinnamyl isovalerate (7.4%), and g–terpinene (5.5%) was screened for antibacterial activity against six bacterial strains.

Conclusion:

The essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of all tested bacteria (two Gram-positive and four Gram-negative). The maximum activity was against Staphylococcus aureus.

Keywords: Semenovia tragioides, essential oil composition, p-cymene, cinnamyl isovalerate, antibacterial activity.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ipa.v1i2.21800

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