Antimicrobial activities of Ocimum americanum L.essential oil.


Tajo A; Thoppil JE.

Date: 4 April 2004


ABSTRACT: Antimicrobial effects of essential oil of Ocimum americanum L. were studies by disk diffusion method. The essential oil was active against all tested microorganisms, that included, Bacillus subtilis, B.megaterium,Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Aspergillus niger,Rhizopus stolonifer, R.Oryzae, Candida albicans and Colletotrichum musae. High toxicity against the mycelial growth of C.musea was found.

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