Composition of Satureja kitaibelii Essential Oil and its Antimicrobial Activity
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The composition of the essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of Satureja kitaibelii from Rtanj mountain (Serbia), collected during three years, was studied. Thirty-nine components were identified in each sample of S. kitaibelii essential oil, representing about 87% of the oils. p-Cymene was the most dominant compound in all three oils (27.9%, 14.7% and 24.4%, respectively). The simple formulation of a lozenge with 0.2% of S. kitaibelii essential oil was prepared and the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil and the lozenge with essential oil was tested using a broth microdilution assay. Both essential oil and lozenge possessed strong antimicrobial activity with MIC values of 0.10-25 mu g/mL, and 0.97-15.6 mg/mL, respectively.
Keywords:Satureja kitaibelii / essential oil / antimicrobial activity / p-cymene / lozenge
Source:Natural Product Communications, 2011, 6, 9, 1353-1356
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