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A Study on Chemical and Antibacterial activity of Plant Essential Oil against Gram Positive Bacteria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Astral Institute of Technology and Research, Indore, MP, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (8), Pages 45-47, August,18 (2015)


In nature large number of plant species are present among them several plant species possess essential oil which is very useful in various way. Plant essential oils are commonly used as a conventional source in several industries and show good antimicrobial property, these plant essential oils are also used as flavoring agent, essence, perfumes, dyes and paint industries and most importantly in the field of medical science. These essentialoils derive their antibacterial effect from their individual chemicalcomposition. Each single, pure essential oil consists of several chemicals and many of these have antimicrobial activities, and show synergistic effects. There are various essential oils acquires antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal and antioxidant properties apart from these properties a number of essential oils were also being used in aromatherapy ,food preservation and fragrance industries and because of their numerous properties. There has been an enlarged concern on antimicrobial properties of extracts of various plants contains essential oils. Hence to analyse the antibacterial activity of essential oils from various plant species like Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Abutilon Indicum, Bothriochloa Pertusa and Mentha Spicata they are studied/treated against Gram Positive bacteria and it was found that they will show commendable activity against Staphylococcus Aureus and Bacillus Subtilis.


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