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Antimicrobial agents from plants: antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils
The volatile oils of black pepper, clove, and thyme exhibited considerable inhibitory effects against all the organisms under test while their major components demonstrated various degrees of growth inhibition. Expand
Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of some commercial essential oils
The essential oil composition of Cananga odorata, Boswellia thurifera, Cymbopogon citratus, Marjorana hortensis, Ocimum basilicum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Citrus limon wasExpand
Antibacterial properties of plant essential oils
The ten most inhibitory oils were thyme, cinnamon, bay, clove, almond (bitter), lovage, pimento, marjoram, angelica and nutmeg. Expand
Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Laurel, Sage, Rosemary, Oregano and Coriander Essential Oils
Abstract The essential oils obtained from five commercial samples of Sicilian aromatic plants, laurel, sage, oregano, rosemary and coriander were analyzed by GC/MS and assayed for theirExpand
Bioactivity of selected plant essential oils against listeria monocytogenes
Strong anti‐Listeria activity was often correlated with essential oils containing a high percentage of monoterpenes, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, thymol, and sometimes with citronellol, limonene and geraniol, but there was also a difference in activity between different samples of the same essential oil. Expand
In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of a Number of Plant Essential Oils and Phytoconstituents
Abstract The antioxidant capacity of the synthetic antioxidants BHA, BHT, pyrogallol and α-tocopherol, the essential oils from black pepper, clove, geranium, melissa, nutmeg, oregano and thyme and 33Expand
Evaluation in vitro of plant essential oils as natural antioxidants
Five essential oils, geranium, monarda, nutmeg, oregano and thyme, were evaluated for their antioxidant properties and oils demonstrating the most effective antioxidant capacities will be chosen for feeding trials to demonstrate their effectiveness in vivo upon polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism during vital periods of the lifespan. Expand
Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Foeniculum vulgare and Crithmum maritimum essential oils.
Oils from the two samples of F. vulgare showed a higher and broader degree of inhibition than that of C. maritimum, and demonstrated antioxidant capacities, comparable in some cases to that of alpha-tocopherol and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), used as reference antioxidants. Expand
Relationship between bioactivity and chemical composition of commercial essential oils
In order to establish the value of the use of biological activities as accessory criteria (in conjunction with gas chromatography, but in the absence of enantiomeric analysis) for establishing theExpand
In vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity of essential oils and their components
Clove and nutmeg essential oils were analysed by GC and GC–MS. These oils, together with 16–18 components found to be present, were tested for antioxidant properties at final concentrations ofExpand