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Volume 4, Issue 3


Volume 10 (2015)

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Satureja hortensis L. essential oil

Tatjana Mihajilov-Krstev / Dragan Radnović / Dušanka Kitić / Bojan Zlatković / Mihailo Ristić / Suzana Branković
Published Online: 2009-07-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11535-009-0027-z


Essential oil of Satureja hortensis L. was analyzed by GC and GC/MS and tested by a broth micro-well dilution method for activity against multiresistant clinical isolates of pathogenic bacteria from 10 different genera: Klebsiella, Escherichia, Proteus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus, Enterobacter, Citrobacter and Acinetobacter. The main compounds in the oil were carvacrol (67%), γ-terpinene (15.3%) and p-cymene (6.73%). The oil showed activity against all tested strains. MIC/MBC values were in the range of 0.78-25 μl/ml, with the exception of the strain P. aeruginosa. Microbicidal concentration for this particular strain (50 μl/ml) was the highest tested concentration. The oil showed inhibitory and bactericidal effect at the same concentration (MIC=MBC) for all but three strains.

Keywords: Satureja L.; S. hortensis; Essential oil; Antimicrobial activity; Wound infection

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Published Online: 2009-07-26

Published in Print: 2009-09-01

Citation Information: Open Life Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 411–416, ISSN (Online) 2391-5412, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11535-009-0027-z.

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