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Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of two Satureja species essential oils.
Phytother Res. 2004 Dec; 18(12):967-70.PR

Abstract

The phytochemical GC[sol ]MS analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of the aerial parts of Satureja montana L. and Satureja cuneifolia Ten., collected in Croatia were performed. The major compound of S. montana oil was the phenolic monoterpene carvacrol (45.7%). Other important compounds were the monoterpenic hydrocarbons p-cymene (12.6%), gamma-terpinene (8.1%) and the oxygen-containing compounds carvacrol methyl ether, borneol, thymol and thymol methyl ether. The volatile oil of S. cuneifolia was characterized as beta-cubebene (8.7%), limonene (8.3%), alpha-pinene (6.9%), spathulenol and beta-caryophyllene. The antimicrobial effects of S. montana and S. cuneifolia oils were found to have a broad spectrum activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens by the broth microdilution method. These oils were active against all the test strains, with the exception of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Compared with S. cuneifolia, savory oil exhibited greater antimicrobial activity. The maximum activity of savory oil was observed against Escherichia coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and against the yeast (Candida albicans). The essential oil of S. cuneifolia was also found to inhibit the growth of medically important pathogens such as S. aureus and E. coli. Fungicidal activity for both oils against C. albicans and S. cerevisiae was also observed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Split, Faculty of Natural Science Mathematics and Education, Department of Biology, Teslina 12, 21000 Split, Croatia. mirskoc@pmfst.hrNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15742345

Citation

Skocibusić, Mirjana, and Nada Bezić. "Phytochemical Analysis and in Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Two Satureja Species Essential Oils." Phytotherapy Research : PTR, vol. 18, no. 12, 2004, pp. 967-70.
Skocibusić M, Bezić N. Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of two Satureja species essential oils. Phytother Res. 2004;18(12):967-70.
Skocibusić, M., & Bezić, N. (2004). Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of two Satureja species essential oils. Phytotherapy Research : PTR, 18(12), 967-70.
Skocibusić M, Bezić N. Phytochemical Analysis and in Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Two Satureja Species Essential Oils. Phytother Res. 2004;18(12):967-70. PubMed PMID: 15742345.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of two Satureja species essential oils. AU - Skocibusić,Mirjana, AU - Bezić,Nada, PY - 2005/3/3/pubmed PY - 2005/5/13/medline PY - 2005/3/3/entrez SP - 967 EP - 70 JF - Phytotherapy research : PTR JO - Phytother Res VL - 18 IS - 12 N2 - The phytochemical GC[sol ]MS analysis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of the aerial parts of Satureja montana L. and Satureja cuneifolia Ten., collected in Croatia were performed. The major compound of S. montana oil was the phenolic monoterpene carvacrol (45.7%). Other important compounds were the monoterpenic hydrocarbons p-cymene (12.6%), gamma-terpinene (8.1%) and the oxygen-containing compounds carvacrol methyl ether, borneol, thymol and thymol methyl ether. The volatile oil of S. cuneifolia was characterized as beta-cubebene (8.7%), limonene (8.3%), alpha-pinene (6.9%), spathulenol and beta-caryophyllene. The antimicrobial effects of S. montana and S. cuneifolia oils were found to have a broad spectrum activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens by the broth microdilution method. These oils were active against all the test strains, with the exception of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Compared with S. cuneifolia, savory oil exhibited greater antimicrobial activity. The maximum activity of savory oil was observed against Escherichia coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and against the yeast (Candida albicans). The essential oil of S. cuneifolia was also found to inhibit the growth of medically important pathogens such as S. aureus and E. coli. Fungicidal activity for both oils against C. albicans and S. cerevisiae was also observed. SN - 0951-418X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15742345/Phytochemical_analysis_and_in_vitro_antimicrobial_activity_of_two_Satureja_species_essential_oils_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -