ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2006 , Vol 48 , Num 1
ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ENDEMIC ZIZIPHORA TAURICA SUBSP. CLEONIOIDES (BOISS) P. H. DAVIS ESSENTIAL OIL
GÖZDE ELGİN, N ÜLKÜ KARABAY YAVAŞOĞLU, BİNTUĞ ÖZTÜRK
Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey The aim of the present study is to investigate the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil prepared from aerial parts of the Turkish endemic Ziziphora taurica subsp. cleonioides (Boiss) P. H. Davis (Lamiaceae). The dried-in-shade at ambient temperature aerial parts of the plant were hydro-distilled for 3 h, using a modified Clevenger-type apparatus. In vitro antibacterial studies were carried out against eight bacteria strains and Candida albicans. The antimicrobial activity of the essential oil was carried out with the disc diffusion method. The results indicate that the essential oil remarkably inhibited the growth of tested microorganisms except Candida albicans. Keywords : ZIZIPHORA, ESSENTIAL OIL, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, PULEGONE

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