Minimum inhibitory concentrations of herbal essential oils and monolaurin for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria

@article{Preuss2005MinimumIC,
  title={Minimum inhibitory concentrations of herbal essential oils and monolaurin for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria},
  author={Harry G Preuss and Bobby W. Echard and Mary G. Enig and Itzhak Brook and Thomas B. Elliott},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={272},
  pages={29-34}
}
New, safe antimicrobial agents are needed to prevent and overcome severe bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Based on our previous experience and that of others, we postulated that herbal essential oils, such as those of origanum, and monolaurin offer such possibilities. We examined in vitro the cidal and/or static effects of oil of origanum, several other essential oils, and monolaurin on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus anthracis Sterne, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae… Expand
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