Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of feronia elephantum correa


Garg SC

Date: 4 April 2004


The essential oil from the leaves of Feronia elephantum correa (Syn. Feronia limonea(L.) Swingle, family Rutaceae), rich in methyl chavicol, has been studied for its antibacterial and antifungal activity against ten bacteria and ten fungi using filter paper disc agar diffusion technique. The oil exhibited strong to moderate activity against most of the test organisms. Bacillus subtilis, Escherchia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella sp., Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus nodosus, Trichophyton rubrum 5S and Trichoderma viride had remarkable susceptibility to the oil.

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