Antimicrobial activity of citronella oil

Essential oils also called volatile oils are aromatic oily liquids obtained from plant materials flowers, buds, seeds, leaves, twigs, bark, herbs, wood, fruits and roots. The components of the test solution were identified by comparing the spectra with those of known compounds stored in internal library.

The antibacterial activity has been attributed to the presence of some active constituents in the oils. November 06, Published date: Inhalation of vapours of essential oils augmented the output of respiratory tract fluid, 3 maintained the ventilation and drainage of the sinuses, 4 had an anti-inflammatory effect on the trachea 5 and reduced asthma.

Essential Oils and Oleoresins: Though not shown in the figure, perillaldehyde at MID In vitro antimicrobial activity of eight essential oils.

The sample was then plated on Tryptic International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics 2, casein soy agar and counted for survival bacteria after 72 hour incubation. Also, our results is in agreement with Koba et al. A filter paper impregnated with ethyl acetate alone and dried at room temperature was inserted in the control box to confirm no solvent effect on the bioactivity.

The oil sample was dissolved in methanol to give concentration from 0. However, until now, no study has been conducted to investigate the antimicrobial property of C. This data agree well with Rana et al. More GNB strains p, 0. Perilla, thyme geraniolpeppermint, tea tree, coriander and lavender spike and true oils showed moderate activity against all isolates except E.

An important characteristic of essential oils and their components is their hydrophobicity, which enable them to partition the lipids of the bacterial cell membrane and mitochondria, disturbing the cell structures and rendering them more permeable [ 3940 ].

Penicillin-susceptible and -resistant S.

Therefore, this study was carried out to reveal the chemical composition, antioxidant potential and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of geranium and citronella as well as to investigate the effects of different concentrations of their essential oils on physico-chemical, microbial population, shelf life, and organoleptic properties of mayonnaise.

The vapour concentration and absorption into agar of essential oils reached a maximum 1 or 2 h after rapid evaporation. Open in a separate window Discussion Plant essential oils and extracts have been used for many thousands of years [ 22 ], in food preservation, pharmaceuticals, alternative medicine and natural therapies [ 2324 ].

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro.

Extraction of Essential Oil EOs The powdered dried leaves of Pelargonium graveolens and Cymbopogon nardus was submitted to water distillation for 3 hours by hydro-distillation in a Clevenger-type apparatus separately until there was no significant increase in the volume of the oil collected for 3 h.

In octanal and nonanal, no reduction product was observed, but oxidation products, octanoic acid and nonanoic acid, were predominantly formed. Even though earlier studies have reported better antimicrobial activity for eucalyptus oil [ 2930 ] our study showed least inhibitory activity of eucalyptus in addition to aniseed and camphor oils.

Gram positive organisms were found more sensitive to lemon grass oil as compared to gram negative organisms. Gas Chromatograph Analysis 2. As an antiseptic it is used as an injection in gonorrhea; as germicide it is used internally in typhoid fever.

Antimicrobial effects of selected plant essential oils on the growth of a Pseudomonas putida strain isolated from meat.

Cinnamon extract had a regulatory role in blood glucose level and lipids and it may also exert a blood glucose-suppressing effect [ 35 ]. J Essent Oil Res. J Essent Oil Res. Rendle citronellanative to Ceylon, known for the repellent power of its essential oil rich in citronellal.

Accordingly, the high degree of susceptibility of H. A single constituent was selected in place of a complex mixture of essential oil for ease of analysis of the results obtained.

Also, Decreasing in microbial loadings of all mayonnaises samples tested were noticed by increasing the essential oils concentration in mayonnaise samples.

However, tea tree and coriander oils showed activity against E. J Agric Food Chem.Full-Text Paper (PDF): Antimicrobial activity of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil against microbes of environmental, clinical and food origin. The anti-bacterial activity of citronella oil is attributed due to the major components in the oil viz.

citronellal, citronellol and geraniol as reported by Lertsatitthanakorn et al. (). antimicrobial activity against P. acnes between oleogel containing unencapsulated citronella oil and oleogel containing citronella oil entrapped in SLPs. Utilization of Essential Oils from Citronella and Geranium as Natural Preservative in Mayonnaise Ebtehal A.

El-Kholany composition, antioxidant potential and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of geranium and citronella as well as to.

Nov 30,  · Even though earlier studies have reported better antimicrobial activity for eucalyptus oil [29,30] our study showed least inhibitory activity of eucalyptus in addition to aniseed and camphor oils. Among all oils analyzed in this work, the essential oil of cinnamon was the most effective as an antibacterial agent.

In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils. Peppermint and orange oils have shown anticancer activity [15, 16]. Citronella oil has shown inhibitory effect on biodegrading and storage-contaminating fungi Even though earlier studies have reported .

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