Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2007 / Article

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Volume 4 |Article ID 368170 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nem108

Nenad Vukovic, Tanja Milosevic, Slobodan Sukdolak, Slavica Solujic, "Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oil and Methanol Extract of Teucrium montanum", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 4, Article ID 368170, 4 pages, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nem108

Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oil and Methanol Extract of Teucrium montanum

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the chemical composition of essential oil and the in vitro antimicrobial activities of essential oil and methanol extract of Teucrium montanum. The inhibitory effects of essential oil and methanol extracts of T. montanum were tested against 13 bacterial and three fungal species by using disc-diffusion method. GC/MS analyses revealed that essential oil contains mainly δ-cadinene (17.19%), β-selinene (8.16%) α-calacorene (4.97%), 1,6-dimethyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-naphthalene (4.91%), caryophyllene (4.35%), copaene (4.23%), torreyol (3.91%), 4-terpineol (3.90%), cadina-1,4-diene (3.39%), β-sesquiphellandrene (3.34%), τ-cadinol (3.12%) and γ-curcumene (3.18%). The essential oil has antibacterial as well as antifungal effect.

Copyright © 2007 Nenad Vukovic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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