In Vitro antimicrobial activity of Zingiber cassumunar (Plai) oil and a 5% Plai oil gel

  title={In Vitro antimicrobial activity of Zingiber cassumunar (Plai) oil and a 5% Plai oil gel},
  author={P. Pithayanukul and J. Tubprasert and M. Wuthi-udomlert},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • P. Pithayanukul, J. Tubprasert, M. Wuthi-udomlert
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • The essential oil of Zingiber cassumunar (Plai oil) exhibits antimicrobial activity against a wide range of Gram‐positive and Gram‐negative bacteria, dermatophytes and yeasts. Dermatophytes were found to be the most susceptible microorganisms followed by yeasts, whereas bacteria were the least susceptible. The mean diameter of the inhibition zone determined by the disc diffusion screening method increased with increasing Plai oil concentration between 6.25 and 50 vol %. The minimum bactericidal… CONTINUE READING
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