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Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Satureja montana L. extracts.
J Sci Food Agric. 2011 Jul; 91(9):1554-60.JS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of extracts (aqueous, ethanolic and essential oil) from Satureja montana and to characterise the chemical composition of its essential oil.

RESULTS

Satureja montana L. essential oil had relatively high antimicrobial activities against the seven species of bacteria tested. In contrast, aqueous extracts did not reveal antibacterial activity, and the ethanol extract was not effective against Salmonella typhimurium. The major volatile constituents of the essential oil were carvacrol (306 g L(-1)), thymol (141 g L(-1)), and carvacrol methyl ether (63 g L(-1)). The strongest antioxidant capacity was obtained with the hot water extracts of S. montana, whereas the plant essential oil revealed the highest phenolic content.

CONCLUSION

The findings indicate that the bioactive extracts of S. montana have strong potential for use as natural antimicrobials and antioxidants in the preservation of processed food.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Unit of Food Technology, National Institute of Biological Resources (INRB, I.P./INIA), Quinta do Marquês, Avenida da República, Nova Oeiras, 2784-505 Oeiras, Portugal.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo 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

21445865

Citation

Serrano, Carmo, et al. "Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Satureja Montana L. Extracts." Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, vol. 91, no. 9, 2011, pp. 1554-60.
Serrano C, Matos O, Teixeira B, et al. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Satureja montana L. extracts. J Sci Food Agric. 2011;91(9):1554-60.
Serrano, C., Matos, O., Teixeira, B., Ramos, C., Neng, N., Nogueira, J., Nunes, M. L., & Marques, A. (2011). Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Satureja montana L. extracts. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(9), 1554-60. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4347
Serrano C, et al. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Satureja Montana L. Extracts. J Sci Food Agric. 2011;91(9):1554-60. PubMed PMID: 21445865.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Satureja montana L. extracts. AU - Serrano,Carmo, AU - Matos,Olívia, AU - Teixeira,Barbara, AU - Ramos,Cristina, AU - Neng,Nuno, AU - Nogueira,José, AU - Nunes,Maria Leonor, AU - Marques,António, Y1 - 2011/03/28/ PY - 2010/08/04/received PY - 2010/12/22/revised PY - 2011/01/25/accepted PY - 2011/3/30/entrez PY - 2011/3/30/pubmed PY - 2011/12/22/medline SP - 1554 EP - 60 JF - Journal of the science of food and agriculture JO - J Sci Food Agric VL - 91 IS - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of extracts (aqueous, ethanolic and essential oil) from Satureja montana and to characterise the chemical composition of its essential oil. RESULTS: Satureja montana L. essential oil had relatively high antimicrobial activities against the seven species of bacteria tested. In contrast, aqueous extracts did not reveal antibacterial activity, and the ethanol extract was not effective against Salmonella typhimurium. The major volatile constituents of the essential oil were carvacrol (306 g L(-1)), thymol (141 g L(-1)), and carvacrol methyl ether (63 g L(-1)). The strongest antioxidant capacity was obtained with the hot water extracts of S. montana, whereas the plant essential oil revealed the highest phenolic content. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that the bioactive extracts of S. montana have strong potential for use as natural antimicrobials and antioxidants in the preservation of processed food. SN - 1097-0010 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21445865/Antioxidant_and_antimicrobial_activity_of_Satureja_montana_L__extracts_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4347 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -