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Essential oils as antibacterial agents / Duha Alouji ; Tala Barakat ; Farah Kanaan ; Zain Aljbawai

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00102

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An alarm increase in the rate of emerging of resistant bacteria have been causing a great public concern worldwide. This problem of increasing resistance has necessitated the search for safe and effective factors that may be used to treat persistent bacterial infections or modify the currently available antibiotics. An experimental approach, using agar diffusion method was used to estimate the antibacterial properties of 5 essential oils (cinnamon, clove, peppermint, rosemary and thyme) each one individually, in pure and commercial form, against 3 of the bacterial strains that cause common skin infections which are gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), obtained from clinical sources. Only two of the commercial oils had an antibacterial effect on both gram negative bacteria (E. coli) and gram positive bacteria (S. aureus) and in lesser extent on gram negative bacteria (P. aeruginosa).synergy.

Subject: Oils, Volatile, Essential Oil, Lipids, Antibacterial agents, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Antibiotic, Therapeutic Uses, Pharmacologic Actions, Treating infections