TITLE

Antimicrobial Activity of Geranium Oil against Clinical Strains of Staphylococcus aureus

AUTHOR(S)
Bigos, Monika; Wasiela, Małgorzata; Kalemba, Danuta; Sienkiewicz, Monika
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Molecules;Sep2012, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p10276
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this work was to investigate the antibacterial properties of geranium oil obtained from Pelargonium graveolens Ait. (family Geraniaceae), against one standard S. aureus strain ATCC 433000 and seventy clinical S. aureus strains. The agar dilution method was used for assessment of bacterial growth inhibition at various concentrations of geranium oil. Susceptibility testing of the clinical strains to antibiotics was carried out using the disk-diffusion and E-test methods. The results of our experiment showed that the oil from P. graveolens has strong activity against all of the clinical S. aureus isolates- including multidrug resistant strains, MRSA strains and MLSB-positive strains-exhibiting MIC values of 0.25-2.50 μL/mL
ACCESSION #
81281242

 

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