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Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil.
Phytother Res. 2006 May; 20(5):371-3.PR

Abstract

The antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Abies balsamea (balsam fir) was evaluated against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The essential oil of A. balsamea was found to be inactive against E. coli (>100 microg/mL) and active against S. aureus, with an MIC of 56 microg/mL. The oil composition was analysed by GC-MS and the antibacterial activity of each oil constituent was determined. The essential oil of A. balsamea is essentially constituted of monoterpenes (>96%) and some sesquiterpenes. beta-pinene (29.9%), delta-3-carene (19.6%) and alpha-pinene (14.6%) were the major components. beta-pinene and delta-3-carene were found inactive against both bacteria strains. However, three constituents of the essential oil were active against S. aureus: alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene (0.4%) and alpha-humulene (0.2%) with MIC values of 13.6 microg/mL, 5.1 microg/mL and 2.6 microg/mL, respectively.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Separation des Essences Végétales, Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16619365

Citation

Pichette, André, et al. "Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Abies Balsamea Essential Oil." Phytotherapy Research : PTR, vol. 20, no. 5, 2006, pp. 371-3.
Pichette A, Larouche PL, Lebrun M, et al. Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil. Phytother Res. 2006;20(5):371-3.
Pichette, A., Larouche, P. L., Lebrun, M., & Legault, J. (2006). Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil. Phytotherapy Research : PTR, 20(5), 371-3.
Pichette A, et al. Composition and Antibacterial Activity of Abies Balsamea Essential Oil. Phytother Res. 2006;20(5):371-3. PubMed PMID: 16619365.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil. AU - Pichette,André, AU - Larouche,Pierre-Luc, AU - Lebrun,Maxime, AU - Legault,Jean, PY - 2006/4/19/pubmed PY - 2006/6/2/medline PY - 2006/4/19/entrez SP - 371 EP - 3 JF - Phytotherapy research : PTR JO - Phytother Res VL - 20 IS - 5 N2 - The antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Abies balsamea (balsam fir) was evaluated against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The essential oil of A. balsamea was found to be inactive against E. coli (>100 microg/mL) and active against S. aureus, with an MIC of 56 microg/mL. The oil composition was analysed by GC-MS and the antibacterial activity of each oil constituent was determined. The essential oil of A. balsamea is essentially constituted of monoterpenes (>96%) and some sesquiterpenes. beta-pinene (29.9%), delta-3-carene (19.6%) and alpha-pinene (14.6%) were the major components. beta-pinene and delta-3-carene were found inactive against both bacteria strains. However, three constituents of the essential oil were active against S. aureus: alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene (0.4%) and alpha-humulene (0.2%) with MIC values of 13.6 microg/mL, 5.1 microg/mL and 2.6 microg/mL, respectively. SN - 0951-418X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16619365/Composition_and_antibacterial_activity_of_Abies_balsamea_essential_oil_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1863 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -