Table 1: MICs of essential oil against known pathogenic microorganisms.

Bacterial strainsColeus aromaticusShyama tulasi Rama tulasi

Providencia rettgeri ~4  l/mL~3  l/mL~2  l/mL
Shigella flexneri ~1  l/mL~5  l/mL~5  l/mL
Shigella dysentery ~3  l/mL~5  l/mL
Vibrio parahaemolyticus ~2  l/mL~5  l/mL~5  l/mL
Salmonella enteritis ~4  l/mL~2  l/mL~3  l/mL
Salmonella typhi ~0.5  l/mL~2  l/mL~2  l/mL
Vibrio cholerae ~2  l/mL~2  l/mL~1  l/mL