The Scientific World Journal / 2014 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Microencapsulation, Chemical Characterization, and Antimicrobial Activity of Mexican (Lippia graveolens H.B.K.) and European (Origanum vulgare L.) Oregano Essential Oils

Table 6

Stability of free and microencapsulated Lippia  graveolens H.B.K. and Origanum  vulgare L. essential oils at 25% at 4°C. Antimicrobial activity is shown as inhibition zone (mm) using Micrococcus  luteus.

Refrigerated storage
(months)
MXO
essential oil
(mm)
Microencapsulated
MXO
essential oil
(mm)
EUO
essential oil
(mm)
Microencapsulated
EUO
essential oil
(mm)

083.08a  ± 0.0943.58a  ± 0.0875.19a  ± 0.128.33a  ± 0.81
349.27b  ± 0.9942.74a  ± 1.3025b  ± 0.0128.17a  ± 1.01

Means within a column not showing a common superscript letter are different .