Antimikrobna aktivnost etarskog ulja juniperus communis l.
Antimicrobial activity of essential oil of juniperus communis l.
Authors:Simić, Ana M.
Vukojević, Jelena B.
Ristić, Mihailo S.
Grujić-Jovanović, Slavica M.
Marin, Petar D.
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Composition of the essential oil of Juniperus communis L. and its potential antimicrobial activity were analyzed. Composition of the essential oil was analysed by GC and GC/MS. The major components were a-pinene (40.33%), b-myrcene (13.72%), limonene (5.61%) and sabinene (5.38%). As test organisms the following micromycetes Penicillium ochrochloron, Aspergillus niger, Trichoderma viride and bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus were used. Microdilution method on microplates 96-system was used for detection of minimum inhibition concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal (MBC) and fungicidal concentration (MFC). Essential oil did not show antibacterial activity against E. coli, and for B. subtilis and M. luteus it was low. The oil of J. communis exhibited low antifungal activity against tested micromycetes.
Keywords:juniperberry; Juniperus communis; etarsko ulje; essential oil; hemijski sastav; chemical composition; antimikrobna aktivnost; antimicrobial activity
Source:Lekovite sirovine, 2002, null, 22, 25-30